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 have taken a fancy to 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' Amazon UK
"Seeking shelter in a Parisian cafe from a sudden rainstorm, John Patterner meets the exotic Sabiha and his carefully mapped life changes forever." Allen and Unwin
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." Amazon UK
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!
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