What I read in May 2010

Time to be in earnest by PD James
An autobiography in the form of a diary over a period of one year (1997/1998). As always, I find it interesting to get insight into the life of authors I admire. But I wish she had just written an “ordinary” autobiography, because the diary-as-an-excuse-for -reminiscing ploy sometimes feels a little clunky. Still, I enjoyed this.

 

Notting Hell by Rachel Johnson
This was lent by a fellow book club member and was a fun read. “Witty, sharp, outrageous and cringingly real.  I was riveted” says Sophie Kinsella on the front cover and I more or less agree with her. It left me with the feeling that having the money to live in a place like Lonsdale Gardens would be a very mixed blessing.

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