31.5.15

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The Blessing • Nancy Mitford •





Can we first talk about this stunning cover? I feel like carrying it around as an accessory...

I quite enjoyed this - Nancy Mitford's writing is very tongue in cheek and full of dry humour. I should say though - having never studied French (I did Spanish instead) there were times I was thrown by all the French. But once you get into it - it doesn't detract from the story - it makes it richer and very atmospheric. However, I do think it's one of those books you need to be in the mood to read. 

(Because I don't have my own copy and I forgot to take a picture soz...)
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Having recently read The Storied Life of AJ Fikry (which was a charming and delightful read), Alex recommended me Mr Penumbra's 24 - Hour Bookstore and kindly lent me a copy and it was brilliant! Even though I thought it would be similar to AJ Fikry it's totally different. You're slowly taken on a ride and then suddenly you start noticing little odd things and BOOM mystery! Those last few chapters I tore through - and thankfully it was a very satisfying ending.


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Until next time!