Books have been read but no reviews have been up. I did not realize that it is almost a week since I last posted.
An Agatha Christie is for me always a comfort read. Something with a complicated plot but you know in the end things will turn out well. Matters are sorted out - Elinor is accused of the death of not just Mary a girl whom her fiancee fell in love with but also the murder of her aunt in order to lay her hands on a substantial legacy. Sorting out the mess which seems hopeless specially since Elinor herself seems to all appearances to have deemed herself guilty is a herculean task which only Poirot could solve.
In contrast the next read was a light hearted one. Judith an heiress and her brother both country born are left to the guardianship of Lord Worth who finds it all a bore and a nuisance. Sparks fly as Judith is no country miss who is going to follow orders - she sets the ton alight both her verve and wit, her beauty and in no small measure her fortune of 80,000 pounds! All ends well and happily.
I also started on Shantharam - have got through over 600 pages just another 300 to go but that will have to be kept for next week. It is a superb book, brutal, honest, so in your face that it can be taken in small doses only but one you just want to read and read. I only wish the book was not so heavy!