There was no television when I was young but my father read aloud to my mother and myself most evenings. My husband loved reading too, so it’s not surprising that both of our children followed in our footsteps. They could read fluently when starting at infant school which gave them a good start. My son, a retired English teacher, is a fan of Shakespeare. My daughter’s favourite book is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. This weekend she is staying at Hay on Wye with her book club. It’s where Richard Booth opened a second hand book shop and now the town is famous for them!
It probably won’t surprise you that my favourite books feature France and food. I love Monet’s Cookery Note Books by Claire Joyce. I bought a second hand one, cut out some of the pictures and they are behind glass in my kitchen bringing happy memories of our many visits to Monet’s house in Giverny! I’m delighted with The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Koo which reminds me of living in Paris. Fiction wise I enjoyed Coastline by Joanne Harris as it’s set in the Vendèe region where I once lived.
I must go now. I want to get back to my book! What am I reading? The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriaty.
Enjoy November (and books?)