It’s too late for me to sort out the post I was *going* to write, so instead I’m going – as promised – to remind everyone that we’re halfway through October, and thus halfway to Manservant and Maidservant posting time! I must confess, this reminder is for me as well as you, as I haven’t started it yet… but I’m hoping Ivy Compton-Burnett is working her magic with some of you. I’m delighted that quite a few of you have got hold of a copy… let’s do the next thing and read it. I will start it properly this weekend, I think…
And, just to bulk out this post a bit, I thought you might be interested to see what my book group are reading over the next few months. We usually decide a couple in advance, but this time we really got excited, and have planned months and months… It’s a lovely, friendly, small book group – which, I’m delighted to say, Harriet of Harriet Devine’s Blog joined yesterday – and we just put down whichever books people suggest, a nice mixture of new and old.
November: Impassioned Clay – Stevie Davies
December: Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
January: Immortality – Milan Kundera
February: An Equal Music – Vikram Seth
March: Miss Mole – EH Young
April: A Long, Long Way – Sebastian Barry
May: Miss Ranskill Comes Home – Barbara Euphan Todd
June: The Debt to Pleasure – John Lanchester
As always, comments?