- Captured by Neil Cross.
- Where is it going? So you read on! Gets worse.
- Brodeck's Report by Philippe Claudel
- Why doesn't Brodeck get a proper job? you ask. Creepy.
- Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth
- He's from Durham, bound to be good. An archaelogist is fulfilling his dream of directing an excavation in Mesopotamia. The characters in the story feel that war is near (1914), and you just know that Somerville the archaeologist is going to have to cut it fine or lose.
I have been in Mesopotamia before in this blog with Georgina Howell's inspiring hagiography of Gertrude Bell.
- One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
- Phew! She can tell tales.
- The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam
- What a writer! Afghanistan from inside. Mericans, Moslems, Russians and a Brit. Full marks.
- A Reliable Wife by Robert Goodrick
- Rural Wisconsin. Heavy stuff. I cried in the end. A bit.
- The Sidmouth Letters by Jane Gardam
- Short stories. Beautiful to read.
Summer reading with the 6 bears ......last year.