i’ve taken out three books this week:
A House to Let by Charles Dickens
Another Hesperus Classic. I loved The Haunted House so I ordered a couple more of Dickens’ portmanteau novels. This was the first to arrive and it looks very promising.
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
I loved Rumer Godden’s books for children but I forgot until quite recently, when I noticed her name on the credits of the film “Black Narcissus” that she wrote for adults too.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
I read Laura Thompson’s excellent biography of Agatha Christie last year and it inspired me to reread a few of her books. When I saw a nice facsimile edition of Mrs Christie’s first novel on the library shelf it seemed like a good place to start!