Posts Tagged ‘Cumbria’

The Soldier’s Return by Melvyn Bragg

Five words from the blurb: returns, war, Burma, Cumbria, changed Last month I read A Division of the Light which had endorsements on the cover from both Kazuo Ishiguro and Melvyn Bragg. I’m already a big fan of Ishiguro, but despite my love for Cumbrian books I hadn’t tried any Bragg before. David, a regular […]

Haweswater – Sarah Hall

  Winner of the 2003 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize First Book Award and 2003 Betty Trask Award I spent my teenage years living in the Lake District and so I have a soft spot for anything set in Cumbria. Haweswater is one of many lakes in the Lake District, but unlike the majority it is man-made; […]

How to Paint a Dead Man – Sarah Hall

Long listed for the Booker Prize 2009 The great thing about reading the Booker long list is that I read books I would never normally pick up and am occasionally rewarded by finding a gem like this. I shouldn’t have liked this book – it has virtually no plot and has whole chapters about a […]