Sunday, May 5, 2013

books, some good

Listened to the 3rd Alan Bradley book, A Red Herring Without Mustard 2011, and grew tired of it, think I have had enough of Favia. It's pretty good, but I've lost interest in her, the village, and the dead bodies. I stopped listening with 10 minutes to go, such was my lack of interest.

But, Kate Atkinson's new book, Life after Life, 2013 is good. Quite different from her other books, repeatedly jumping back in time to re-write the main character's story, but it's good and I will listen to every minute of it.

just about finished Michael Frayn's book of 2011, My Father's Fortune and like it very much.

and Phillipa Gregory's The Women of the Cousins' War, 2011, is very interesting. Women never written about in history, as if they did not even exist. "PHILIPPA GREGORY and her fellow historians describe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of the Cousins’ War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. "