Lover of books, avid reader, Dickens enthusiast, wine drinker, knitter, writer, lover of all things Victorian, Northern lass moving back to the North, divorced.
The Story of Divorce
My current work in progress: Exploring the stories of the bigamists and bastards, feminists and fornicators that gave us the law of divorce as it exists today.
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens My rating: 4 of 5 stars There was one line in the novel that for me represented all that is powerful and wonderful in this book. It was: ‘Sand keeps secrets better than mud.’ In this book, the marshlands that Kya inhabits are as much a character asContinue reading “Sand Keeps Secrets Better than Mud: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens”
The Girl by Catherine Cookson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a difficult book for me to read, given the central character is presented as the illegitimate offspring of a middle class, relatively well-off family man. This is my second foray into Catherine Cookson as I read my way through a compendium ofContinue reading “Catherine Cookson’s The Girl”
Having recently read the biography of the life of Catherine Cookson, and having moved close to Hexham, I decided it was about time to delve into some classic Cookson novels. I started with The Mallen Streak. I have a vague recollection of reading this when I was about ten or eleven years old but notContinue reading “Catherine Cookson’s The Mallen Streak”
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