A selection of words and pictures to represent August’s reading:
a book into which notable extracts from other works are copied for personal use.
I didn’t believe in the supernatural – I should say that up front, Mr Wrexham. And so the legends of the house didn’t bother me at all; in fact the whole idea of nannies and servants driven out by mysterious spooky happenings seemed more than a little ridiculous – almost Victorian.
But the fact was that four women had left the Elincourts’ employment in the last year. Having the bad luck to engage one nervous, superstitious employee seemed quite likely. Getting four in a row seemed…less so.
‘Show respect!’ The chief sheriff took a pace towards Shadwell and raised his hand to strike him again, but the bishop waved him back.
‘One does not burn knowledge! That is a show for the common folk. One hides knowledge – one keeps it close. The libraries of the church hold truths you cannot dream of, Shadwell.’
The Second Sleep by Robert Harris (2019)
‘I think I can deal with a couple of boys, thank you, Detective Finkel,’ she said. ‘They’re the ones that need worrying about, not me; they’ll go to bed without a bite to eat. They’ve spent all their pennies on fireworks.’
‘They’ll be happy, though,’ he paused. ‘Sometimes it’s good to follow your heart’s desires.’
Favourite book read in August:
The Turn of the Key
New authors read in August:
Ruth Ware, Clare Carson
Countries visited in my August reading:
Have you read any of these books? Which books did you enjoy in August?