Library Loot

I’ve been reading lots of library books  recently and still have quite a pile left unread. Here are just some of the books I’ve borrowed that I haven’t started to read yet.

From top to bottom:

  • Zennor in Darkness by Helen Dunmore. I haven’t read any of her books. The title of this drew my attention – Zennor is a village in Cornwall just north of Penzance, one of the places we used to go to years ago when Dave used to go rock climbing. But this book is different – it’s set in 1917 and U-boats are attacking ships on the Cornish coastline. D H Lawrence and his wife Frieda come into this novel, which won the McKitterick Prize in 1994.
  • Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie. I’m steadily reading Christie’s books, just in the order I find them. This is one of her later books and was written in 1970, published to mark her eightieth birthday. It’s a spy novel.
  • The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith. I picked this one because I’d enjoyed The Careful Use of Compliments so much. This is the previous Isabel Dalhousie Novel in his Sunday Philosophy Club series and the third one in the series.  I’m looking forward to reading Isabel’s thoughts on moral and ethical dilemmas.
  • The Vicar of Sorrows by A N Wilson. I have a mixed reaction to Wilson’s books, some I like and some just turn me off. I liked A Jealous Ghost and Incline Our Hearts, but shied away from My Name is Legion. I also like his non-fiction – After the Victorians and some of his biographies. The Vicar of Sorrows is about a clergyman who does not believe in God and does not love his wife. It remains to be seen if I’ll like it.

5 thoughts on “Library Loot

  1. I have Zennor in Darkness on my tbr pile – It’s high time I got to it. And have just finished The Right Attitude to Rain, loved it. I now have The Careful Use of Compliments on my library pile, must check to see how many are left in the series: a lot I hope! Nice library haul.


  2. Margaret – It looks as though you have some good reads there. I’ve read Passenger to Frankfurt and The Right Attitude to Rain, so I’ll be especially interested to read what you thought about those books. If you like Isabel Dalhousie, I’m sure you’ll like The Right Attitude to Rain : ).


  3. During the sixties I bought the 35 Agatha Christie books I have in my collection. I haven’t read PtF so I looked on the net for it on my library but, alas, it was booked for the next 4-5 weeks. OK, I can wait, but someone must have read your blog before I did ;o). Happy reading.


  4. I’ve only read one Helen Dunmore book (I think it won the Orange Prize at some time in the past) and I really liked it. I’m not familiar with this one, but I like the sound of it and will have to add it to my wishlist.


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