Books for guest bedrooms ….

“I’d read all the romance novels stashed in the guest bedrooms, from Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary to the intriguing Miss Buncle’s Book  and the more troubling Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, but all the novels stopped at the crucial point; the wedding itself, and what came after remained terribly intriguing …”

From The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons

Now what could be more lovely than arriving in an English country house and finding such lovely books waiting for you?

I have a proof copy so I shouldn’t really be quoting, but I just couldn’t resist.

12 responses

  1. This reminds me of when I used to take holidays in rented cottages. There was always a library of books left by previous holiday makers and it was fascinating to delve amongst them and see what unexpected pleasures could be found. Very useful too, when you run out of the books you have had room to pack yourself.

  2. How lucky that character is! The holiday cottages I’ve stayed in onlyever seem to have libraries of Mills & Boon novels. This sounds like a lovely book, although I really should read ‘Mr Rosenblum’s List’ before I put this on my own list.

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