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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Two short reviews! - SAD CYPRESS by Agatha Christie and REGENCY BUCK by Georgette Heyer

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!


Aisle B said...

I love a good happily ever after story. I have 2 Heyer books for this month to read. Plus Sourcebooks is coming out with a bio on Heyer. Should be interesting.

You've been busy I see with reading these amazing reads :)

Fingers crossed for your feedback on Shantharam. I can't believe it's 600 pages. I remember reading A Suitable Boy and that was a whopper of a book too! I loved that one too.

Blodeuedd said...

Wow! That girl has one big dowry

Barb said...

Was wondering if you were still interested the young women writing to your school?

Julie said...

Agatha Christie never disappoints. I've read a couple of Heyer books, and they are always entertaining as well!

RAnn said...

It's always fun getting review books in the mail.

Yvette said...

I love Agatha Christie and reread her stuff all the time. And I'm just discovering Georgette Heyer's Regency books. They are lots of fun.

rohit said...

An enjoyable read Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.