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Marie H

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  • Birthday 05/27/1965

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    Company in the Evening by Ursula Orange
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    Books,world music,art,chocolate,books,chocolate biscuits, more books, book related websites, some more chocolate...
  1. What are you listening to?

    Listed to 1st episode of BBC radio 4extra Paul Scott's The Jewel in the Crown. Excellent! Looking forward to hear all the Raj Quartet
  2. Marie H Reading List 2018

    Reading at the mo The Promised Neverland, Vol. 1: Grace Field House by Kaiu Shirai (author) and Posuka Demizu (illustration) Kindle version A great story, and the manga illustrations are beautiful Company in the Evening by Ursula Orange (Kindle Edition) Book blurb “Of all the unhappiness my divorce has brought upon me, loneliness has never been in the least a part. Lack of company in the evening is to me an absolute luxury.” Thus does Vicky, a young divorcée in London with a small daughter to support, reassure herself. But as the plucky courage of the early days of World War II gives way to the fatigue and deprivations of its middle, company in the evening is just what she gets. To the chagrin of her housekeeper, Vicky agrees to take in a pregnant, widowed sister-in-law. Lovely book, with gentle humour - the book equivalent to a warm mug of Horlicks
  3. Finished reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. A great read, so 4.5 out of 5 score.
  4. 55% read of Salt to the Sea. Gripping stuff!
  5. Kindle and ebooks deals

    I'm into this type of genre at the moment (well more of an obsession really ) I just "live" in a fantasy book world of the 1930 and 40s! . I loved Allingham's short stories. So I bought a couple of Patricia Wentworth's 99p too.
  6. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Ooh, I’m tempted with these! I’ve got a few Patricia Wentworth kindle books, but not any of the Miss Silver yet. And I loved Mary Stewart’s Madam, will you talk? These have luscious cover art too
  7. Reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Wow, what a good book! +
  8. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Watched Their Finest. Loved it
  9. Read-a-thon 2018

    I’ll definitely have plenty of reading time this week, with the horrible weather. Read 3 hours this afternoon finishing Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans - and it was a lovely book I have a couple of children’s books this weekend, starting with Uncle Montage’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley.
  10. Finished Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans, and I loved it!
  11. I’ve just finished reading Crooked Heart, and it was a lovely book! Just a beautifully written book, and now I’m a bit sad that it’s finished :/ I hope that Their Finest Hour and a Half is as good. I’ll read it next, before seeing the film.
  12. Read 17% of Lissa Evans' Crooked Heart. Really enjoying this book, so far, as the characters are very quirky, and certainly not lovable either. But the plot is great!
  13. The Last Film You Saw - 2018

    Watched Your Name last night. It was okay....I liked it, but nowhere near as 5 Centimeters Per Second, for me. Trying to follow the plot was.....hard and exasperating
  14. Marie H Reading List 2018

    Thanks! The artwork in this book is so beautiful , that I'm really pleased that I bought it. It's just a beautiful book! Just full of lush artwork, mostly from 5 Centimeters per Second Thank you very much! I hope you have a great reading year too
  15. Marie H Reading List 2018

    Decided to have Sally Magnusson’s The Sealwoman’s Gift as an Audible book. So I’ll have Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans as my treebook for the mo. And Sky Longing For Memories, A : The Art of Makoto Shinkai should be arriving tomorrow