History, Travel, Food and Love...
Meredith from Count it all Joy asked what I thought of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I posted Wolf Hall two weeks ago under my 'currently reading' column and have to say I am still at it. I enjoy historical fiction, it started with the The Other Boleyn Girl and then a series of others including the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series. I guess you could say I am hooked. I digress... back to the orginal question, yes, I am enjoying the book but suspect it will take me quite a while to finish (650 pages). A review of the book follows-
Amazon UK review:
In the meantime, I am reading a few other books.
A Writers World by Jan Morris
''travel writing and reportage from five decades,
Jan Morris has produced a unique portrait of the
late twentieth century world.
Ranging from New York to Venice,
Oxford to the Middle East,
and Wales to South Africa''
"Seeking shelter in a Parisian cafe from a sudden rainstorm,
John Patterner meets the exotic Sabiha
and his carefully mapped life changes forever."
The Gourmet by Muriel Barbury,
author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog.
"encompasses a series of witty reflections on the life and career
of famous, unlovable French food critic Pierre Arthen,
as he lies on his death bed desperate to recapture a forgotten flavor."
I Married Adventure' and 'Four Years in Paradise'
by Osa Johnson
"I MARRIED ADVENTURE is a fine book on many counts...'
A good travel book, a good adventure book,
a good book about animals, a good book on photography,
and best of all...
a good human story about two extremely likable people,
told by one of them with simplicity, humor, [and] warmth."
-Rose Feld, Books
FOUR YEARS IN PARADISE...the sequel
I plan to read them all somewhere in between or after Wolf Hall.
Wish me luck!