Sputnik Caledonia, Andrew Crumey
The Provost’s Jewel, Elisabeth Kyle
The Careful Use of Compliments, Alexander McCall Smith
Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, Jane Brocket
Eating for England, Nigel Slater
When Will There Be Good News? Kate Atkinson
A Company of Swans, Eva Ibbotson
The Secret Countess, Eva Ibbotson
Caught in the Light, Robert Goddard
Another superb thriller with a convoluted plot in which nothing is what it seems. Unusually, a very dark ending.
Caroline at the Film Studios, Barbara Vereker
This is the first of four books about Caroline. I shan't bother seeking out the rest, in spite of the cover.
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, Alexander McCall Smith
I was longing to read this and am désolée to learn that there will not be another instalment next year.
The Star of Kazan, Eva Ibbotson
I started Madam Will You Talk by Mary Stewart but I realised straight away that I knew the story, although I couldn't remember the book. I think it must have been a radio play fairly recently?
The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters edited by Charlotte Mosley
Why am I reading this? Ghastly old bats.
Coming Up For Air, George Orwell
Re-read of which more later.