News - End of January 2019
As the first month of the New Year comes to an end I am heading away for a much needed break – and some sunshine and sand.
The store will be open Tuesday – Friday 11am – 4 pm, and Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm
If you are also packing a bag for a winter holiday there are 3 books that have come in recently in paperback – perfect for the plane or the beach
Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallett is the story of an estate in England, and the people who lived there from the 1600s to the present time. It is a wonderful work of historical fiction and contemporary life – the past and the present connected in a great big saga of a story.
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict is a novel based on the life of actress Hedy Lamarr. This is a woman who led a fascinating life, from her youth in Austria as the Nazi party comes to power, to her escape to Hollywood and her career as glamour girl. But, she was far more than a pretty face as readers will learn in this novel.
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain tell the story of another Hemingway wife – this time Martha Gellhorn. Perhaps the most interesting and accomplished of the wives, Martha Gellhorn met Hemingway during the Spanish Civil War, lived with him in Cuba, and together they covered the liberation of Paris as the Second World War came to an end.