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Archive | November, 2016

The secret scripture

The Secret Scripture divided opinion – some of us loved it, and others were less impressed not finding themselves gripped by Sebastian Barry’s story (and maybe too much doom and gloom). There is certainly a lot that goes wrong in Roseanne’s life, and as it is told through various first hand accounts which are for […]

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The land where lemons grow

This was a venture into non-fiction. It is a beautifully written account of the history of lemon cultivation in Italy. Attlee’s writing is very evocative, and on the way we learnt a certain amount of Italian history as well as a lot about citrus fruit. The first surprise was the huge number of cultivars – […]

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