A Place of Greater Safety, Hilary Mantel

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts


I like Hilary Mantel; I thoroughly enjoyed Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, and when I discovered this book of hers was set in the French Revolution I decided it was probably worth it. After all, the French Revolution is the setting for some of my favourites: Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Orczy’s The Scarlett Pimpernel and of course Hugo’s Les Miserables. \

But sadly, I was wrong.

Three New Worlds

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts


I joined my local library last week – and got a bit overexcited. Books are on loan for three weeks so we’ll see how I go getting through these. Expect reviews coming soon – I’ve started with Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety; then there’s Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore and Iris Murdoch, The Sea, The Sea.

I always think libraries are magical. As if I can walk in, sign up, then walk out with an armful of books!