A Circle of Sisters, Judith Flanders.
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton.
Forever Rose, Hilary McKay
My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult.
Talk to the Hand, Lynne Truss
Miranda at Merryfield, Mary Gervaise
Into the Blue, Robert Goddard
My Sister Jodie, Jacqueline Wilson
Out of the Sun, Robert Goddard. More of Henry Barnett. How can you not like a man who, engaged on a dangerous mission, is asked to meet someone underneath the Danish flag but doesn’t know what the flag looks like, even though he’s just been in Denmark?
A Hidden Life, Adèle Geras
Never Go Back, Robert Goddard. The third Henry Barnett book. Once again Henry finds himself a suspect in a Kafka-esque web of intrigue. Astonishing adventures for a man who must be seventy!
The Miracle at Speedy Motors, Alexander McCall Smith. Another gentle story in the saga. As far as I’m concerned, this could run for ever and I would never tire of it.
The Alington Inheritance, Patricia Wentworth. This is a late one (1960) and rather disappointing. The reader is told very early on who the murderer is, Miss Silver doesn’t appear until half way through the book and doesn’t really do any detecting and the heroine is a total drip.
A Very Long Engagement, Sebastien Japrisot. Book of the month.