Books I’m Currently Reading
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
Originally published in 1952, this book is about a spinster in 1950’s England. Mildred Lathbury has had a quiet, uneventful life until the new neighbors move into her building. She’s fascinated by them and soon finds herself becoming involved in their lives.
Fading Into The Limelight by Peter Sallis
This is the actor’s autobiography. He has appeared in a lot of shows over the years but my favorite of his characters is Norman Clegg from Last Of The Summer Wine.
Books Finished In December
The Young Clementina by D.E. Stevenson
This book from one of my favorite authors was originally published in 1935 as Divorced From Reality. When she was young, Charlotte Dean had a pretty clear picture of the path she thought her life would take but quickly discovers that things don’t always go according to plan. She learns though that despite the difficulties life may bring your way, you should never give up hope.
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
This collection of short stories was the inspiration for the classic Christmas movie.
Mystery In White by J. Jefferson Farjeon
This Christmas mystery was originally published in 1938. A blizzard and a murder threaten to ruin Christmas for six travelers on the 11.37 train from Euston.
The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp
This young adult fantasy novel is about Kit Bristol, a servant who is not aware that his master is actually the highwayman Whistling Jack. He learns the truth when his master is killed and ends up taking over his quest to save a princess.