Books from the Mobile Library: July 2021

I borrowed three more books from the Mobile Library last Tuesday, all by new-to-me authors. The first two books in the photo below are books I picked from the shelves at random, so they’re in the nature of a lucky dip – I may or may not enjoy them. The third book is one I reserved.

Postcards from the Past by Marcia Willett. I have never come across her books before, even though I see she has written many books. The description on the back cover of a family with a mysterious past appeals to me.

From the back cover:

Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. Their lives are uncomplicated. With family and friends nearby and their free and easy living arrangements, life seems as content as can be.

But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?

The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona Valpy. I don’t read much romantic fiction, so this book may not be for me, but the opening paragraph appealed to me. I wrote about this book in My Friday post.

The Borrowers and The Borrowers Afield by Mary Norton. I’ve never read these children’s stories, although I vaguely remember watching a TV adaptation years ago.

From the book jacket:

Deep within the floorboards in the nooks and crannies of a quiet old house, live the tiny Borrowers, Pod, Homily and Arrietty Clock. They own nothing and borrow everything from the human ‘beans’ above them. And they have just one rule: they must never be seen.

Have you read any of these books? Are you tempted?

4 thoughts on “Books from the Mobile Library: July 2021

  1. You know, Margaret, I remember the TV adaptation of The Borrowers, too. And I think I remember reading the book when I was young. It’s quite hazy, though, so I might be wrong. I hope you’re enjoying The Beekeeper’s Promise. Sometimes a book that’s not one’s usual fare can actually turn out to be quite good. I know that’s happened to me.


  2. I know I’ve read The Borrowers, but I can’t remember it at all! Now I want to read it again…! The rest I don’t know. Hope you will enjoy them all!

    Elza Reads


  3. I’ve read a couple of Marcia Willet’s books and enjoyed them. Easy reading. I’ve read one by Valpy too. Hope you enjoy your choices Margaret, especially The Borrowers 😊


  4. I’ve read one book by Marcia Willetts but it wasn’t that one. I can’t remember the title but it was quite good, she often sets her books in Cornwall. I ‘think’ I read The Borrowers years ago but am not certain.


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