What we read in September

What our book group read in September. Only one of the books we discussed at our September meeting was rated less than 4-Stars, which is a pretty good return. We hope it means you can find something you’d like to try! Anne Cleeves – The Darkest EveningFor her...

On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming

“A highly skilful uncovering of family secrets.” The Guardian I found On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming an absorbing and intriguing book. It is a blend of memoir and detective story, which was published last year to great acclaim. Betty Elston (originally called Grace)...

Joyland by Stephen King

Stephen King might be the master of Horror, but here he turns his hand to crime fiction and this is a great story. I don’t like the Horror genre at all, so I’m rather surprised to find myself writing a piece about Stephen King, the master of all things Horror. Until a...

Hitler’s Secret by Rory Clements

The latest instalment in the adventures of Professor Tom Wilde, and it’s a cracker! Rory Clements is perhaps best known for his series of Elizabethan mysteries about John Shakespeare. Then, in 2016, he published Corpus the first of a new series about Professor Tom...

The Dark Island Trilogy by Greg Farshtey

This trilogy is part of the Lego Ninjago Readers series for children aged 5-9 years. In the Lego Ninjago series, the Dark Island Trilogy is my favourite because there is a lot of fighting. The characters have special powers. Jay has lightning power. Nia has water...