Archive for November 5, 2009

What I’m Reading Now, What I Should be Reading Now, and What I’m going to Read

Posted in BOOKS! DEAR READER I READ IT, BRONTE BITES with tags , , , on November 5, 2009 by echostains

'Resting' at the moment

Well it’s happened yet again.  I had every good intention  of reading,  a recently excavated book.  I was quite excited about finding it and very much looked forward to reading this forgotten treasure.   I started ‘Branwell Bronte’s Barbers Tale’ by Chris Firth, got into about the first 10 pages, which I must say I wasn’t really concentrating on, to be fair, when all of a sudden  –  this book appeared via husband, who thought it looked  just up my street…

wedlock by Wendy Moore, mine has a white cover

‘Wedlock: How Georgian Britain’s Worst Husband Met his Match’ by Wendy Moore’ is the one I am reading at the moment. This one has taken me a bit to get into.  The research is amazing, but the attention to detail can sometimes be a bit distracting from the pace of the story.  The characters actually existed’: Mary Eleanor Bowes (of the Bowes Lyons family) and Irish soldier/fortune hunter Andrew Robinson Stoney.  The man is an absolute pig with a frighteningly split personality, cunning and  a real wife beater.  I don’t know quite what to make of Mary Eleanor yet.  For such an intelligent educated woman, she was  a poor judge of character (and this is her second bad choice).  However, her romantic streak, impractical and impetuous nature make her more  human, which is more than can be said for her husband.  I am nearly half way through this book  and shall review it  properly when I finish.

Update: The review can be seen HERE

london belongs to me Norman Collins, as yet unread

Another book which was bought me by my Hubby is called ‘London Belongs to Me’ (one of my categories which includes a few posts about a London trip we went on last December).  It’s by Norman Collins, set in 1938 about a lodging house in London.  Sounds very like Patrick Hamilton’s Slaves of Solitude’ which I reviewed HERE

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