Originally Posted by Mad Cook
The March choice for Book Group is "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull". Now there's a blast from the past. I didn't read it back in the '70s so I'm looking forward to it.
I didn't read "JLS" in MArch. It took longer to arrive from Amazon than it should have done and then stuff got in the way - Tetley wasn't well and I was worrying about him and running about giving him medicine and taking him for walks on the lead rein so JLS got pushed to the bottom of the list. I will read it though.
The April choice at book group is Wilkie Collins' "The Woman in White", a Victorian thriller - it's often described as the first "sensational novel" (in the sense that it was a bit of a shocker and created a sensation). I read it years ago and heard it serialised both as a drama and as a novel read on "Book at Bedtime" on the radio. I'm looking forward to reading it again.
Have just finished "Among the Mad" by Jacqueline Winspear. It's a "Maisie Dobbs" mystery. The series is excellent. "Maisie", the protagonist, is a psychologist and private investigator and the story lines are intelligent and always more than just a "whodunit". The author is an English woman who has lived in the US for many years although the "MD" series is set in England in the late 1920s-ealrier 1930s. Highly recommended.