This week’s selections . . .
- The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Another one from my Edwardian fiction class. Really enjoyable read and bizarrely mature. Deals with the break-up of family, political intrigue, and poverty through three children who love the local railway.
- Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Classic Victorian detective fiction. Doppelgangers, a beautiful but vain woman with a secret, and the disappearance of a recently widowed adventurer. Still manages to be funny and slightly rom-com.
- City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Book 1) by Cassandra Clare
Badly needed a guilty pleasure. This book has been staring at me for weeks now. Heard really good reviews for it. Let’s hope it lives up to the hype.
- White Lies by Lynn Michell
So excited to read this. Examines Kenya during the 1950s and the issues around decolonisation through the accounts of a British soldier, his wife and their daughter. Really interesting in light of the current case against the British Foreign Office [Guardian article]
So, over to you! What have you been reading this week?