News – week of 14 September
The Winter War a novel by Philip Teir proves the Scandinavians can write more than murder mysteries. This novel is about a college professor feeling a little past his “best before date” and the mistakes he makes when flattery comes his way. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, a great read.
Agatha Raisin is back in a new novel Dishing the Dirt – if you are a fan, as I have to admit that I am, I need say no more. I will put this one aside for a day when I need an escape from all the worries of the real world and just read some pure junk. Agatha is always good for a laugh no matter how desperate her own situation!
History’s People is the 2015 CBC Massey Lectures. Renowned historian Margaret MacMillan explores some of the great people - good and bad, dreamers, explorers and adventurers - who have shaped their times and ours. One historian’s view of the people of the past who have intrigued, horrified or engaged her.
Boundless by Kathleen Winter is now in paperback. The story of her voyage through the Northwest Passage – and a hauntingly beautiful memoir.
Patrick DeWitt is back with UnderMajorDomoMinor – if you loved The Sisters Brothers here is another on for you!
A new shipment of Ravensburger Puzzles has just arrived – including some for Christmas.