October Round-Up – The Books I Read In October 2015

In October I read and reviewed six books, all fiction: Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett (Virago) – The first novel by screenwriter and director Shirley Barrett is a beautifully written story based on a whaling family in Eden, New South Wales. Narrated by Mary, the eldest daughter of the Davidson family, we uncover their family … Continue reading October Round-Up – The Books I Read In October 2015

A Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread is Anne Tyler’s twentieth novel and the first that I have read. Making the shortlist of both the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and Man Booker Prize for 2015 it is an enthralling story of family and domestic life. ‘Well, of course they did hear from him again. The Whitshank’s … Continue reading A Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler