Shelf Control #79: The Black Cabinet by Patricia Wentworth #GoldenAge #TBR

Wednesday, the 26th of February--time for Shelf Control once again--the last one this month! Shelf Control is a feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. It appears every Wednesday. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post…

Book Review: Love Lies Bleeding by Edmund Crispin #MurderousMondays

#MurderousMondays is a feature started by Mackey at Macsbooks, to share her latest murder read. A historical mystery, a contemporary, paranormal, or cosy--there are so many kinds of murder mysteries, and if you're reading any, you can share your reviews/thoughts in this feature as well! The fifth of the Gervase Fen books by Crispin, this…

The Grass is always Greener… #Poetry #FrancesCornford

From Danish Fairy and Folk Talesvia Wikimedia commonshttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Danish_fairy_and_folk_tales_-_a_collection_of_popular_stories_and_fairy_tales_(1899)_(14741908066).jpg 'The Princess and the Gypsies' by Frances Cornford tells of a conversation between a princess and some gypsies, narrated in the 'voice' of the Princess. One May morning, the Princess decides to lay down her crown 'And live no more like a queen', and so, still dressed…

Shelf Control #78: Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon #Children’s Fiction #TBR

Wednesday, the 19th of February--time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. It appears every Wednesday. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what its about,…

Book Review: The Dower House Mystery by Patricia Wentworth

Amabel Grey is a widow living in a small country village on a limited income. Her daughter, nineteen-year-old Daphne, brought up by Amabel’s much wealthier sister, Agatha, is spoiled to say the least and desperately wants to go on a trip to Egypt with some friends (mostly so that a rich young man she knows…

Children’s Book of the Month: The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

This is a book that I hadn't read (or heard of) as a child, but was recommended to me by a 'book' friend who has led me to discover many 'new' favourites, and so I was very much looking forward to reading this. I had seen parts of a movie version of this (The Secret…

Indian Fictional Detectives- II

In the first part of this post (here), I started taking a look at some Indian fictional detectives, the stories they appear in, and writers who wrote them, for, as I mentioned in that post, I really didn't know much about fictional detectives from Indian stories since many of them appeared in languages I don't…

Shelf Control #77: The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner

Wednesday, the 12th of February--Shelf Control time once again! A weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, Shelf Control celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what its about, what makes you want to read…