Book Review: 4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie #BritishCrimeClassics

4:50 From Paddington, also published as What Mrs McGillicuddy Saw is the seventh of the Miss Marple books and I re-read this last week, having last read it in 2017 as part of a Miss Marple challenge. In this one, Elspeth McGillicuddy is travelling on a train from London (the 4:50 of the title), having…

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Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (103) #Barbara Pym

...she found two third-year students, Vanessa Eaves and Primrose Cutbush, preparing to go to a seminar. This barbarous ceremony, possibly a throwback to the days when Christians were flung to the lions, took place every week. Somebody prepared and read a paper on a given subject, after which everybody took great pleasure in tearing it…

Arthur Hailey: Interesting Facts on his 100th

Arthur Hailey, British-Canadian novelist, was born on 5 April 1920, and turns 100 today. An only child, he was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, and began writing stories and poems at an early age; he was also an avid reader. He left school at the age of 14 because his parents lacked the money to pay…

Shelf Control #84: The Evening News by Arthur Hailey #TBR

Wednesday, the 1st of April--Fool's day amidst lockdown/quarantine--did you manage to play any pranks to lighten things up (virtual ones, of course)? Hope all is well with everyone and their loved ones. Of course, being Wednesday, it is also Shelf Control time once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf…