I’ve just finished a re-read of Emily by Jilly Cooper. I first discovered these books as a teenager, and devoured them all – they seemed terribly racy at the time! I think my favourite was Octavia. When I found a couple of them in a charity shop for 40p each, I couldn’t resist picking them up and returning to my youth, and I thoroughly enjoyed stepping back in time briefly. They are terribly dated, though, nowadays – in one scene, a doctor gives a pregnant woman a large brandy for shock! Heavens, I don’t know what today’s PC crowd would make of that!
And next, for something completely different …
Just started this, on the recommendation of my reading buddy Mumof4. It is, as one would expect from the cover, very dark, but I’m enjoying it so far. And I’ve just had an email from the library saying that another of Gillian Flynn’s books that I ordered is ready to collect – Gone Girl. Which is on the latest list of Richard & Judy Book Club reads.
Have you read anything good lately?