All of Me – Patsy Palmer

What a fabulous warts and all biography from the lovely Patsy Palmer. I had no idea of the personal struggles that she was going through during those famous Albert Square years. She has been very open about her demons and hopefully others will learn from her story, I certainly hope so. The text is articulate, […]

We Met in December by Rosie Curtis

Rosie’s charming tale of boy meets girl is set in London with a theme of  My London Life weaving its way through the story which is told mainly from  Jess’s view she of small town Bournemouth and also of Alex’s view he the nurse in training having previously given up a well paid job in law […]

The Happy Hoofer by Celia Imrie

Un put down able ………that’s how I would describe Celia’s autobiography, in other words a damn good read from this actor of fine good stock. I have always enjoyed whatever Celia has starred in whether it be Dinner Ladies or The Marigold Hotel. So starring in her own book had to be a winner for […]

Wives and Lovers by Jane Elizabeth Varley

First class writing from Elizabeth Jane Varley with Wives and Lovers set in the leafy suburb of Wimbledon, London and the middle class town of Marlow. Having just returned from my first visit to this little Thames side town it was purely coincidental to be reading about it in Jane’s great tale of a middle class family […]

The Woman Next Door by Cass Green

I don’t know which of the main characters I disliked the most…… was it Melissa with her aloof snobbishness or Hester with her annoying, disapproving awkwardness? Either way they make an unlikely pair. Hester is eager to be a friend of Melissa’s and Melissa is eager to keep Hester at more than an arm’s length. […]

A Night on the Orient Express by Veronica Henry

As a traveller the Orient Express is already on my wish list so with the hook line of ‘A new life is just a ticket away‘ and a cover with turquoise waters and blue skies how could I resist Veronica Henry’s A Night on the Orient Express? The story moves from present day to fifty years ago, intertwining a suite of […]