Monday, 19 March 2012
I read A Ladder of Years because I was intrigued by the excerpt read by Anna Chancellor on My Life in Books on BBC2 recently. I enjoyed this second series (produced to coincide with World Book Day) as you discover celebrities' favourite book choices, and through the books, you find out more about them as people. This book follows a typical American family who go to a beach and then the mother just walks away and makes a new life for herself. As with the previous book, it is beautifully written and I really felt that these people were real. The ending was somewhat bittersweet and not what I was hoping for, but very believable.
I have also read a few ebooks too - A weekend with Mr Darcy (which I thoroughly enjoyed, being a huge Jane Austen fan), Three Graces (which was by the same author, Victoria Connelly and which was entertaining) and The Serpent in the Glass by DM Andrews (which had been reviewed as being a cross between Harry Potter and Narnia, which it was, with a touch of Irish legend and fable thrown in.)
All in all, quite an eclectic mix! On to the next...