At the moment I am reading The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey, one of the books I bought on my relatively recent trip to Bath.
You can read the synopsis and a taster from this book in yesterday’s post
I have recently finished The Life ProjectThe Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Livesby Helen Pearson, a fascinating non-fiction book that delves into four ongoing-projects that follow a selection of people’s lives from birth onwards
On 5th March 1946 a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, and has grown to encompass six generations of children and over 70,000 people. They have become some of the best-studied people on the planet. The simple act of observing human life has changed the way we are born, schooled, parent and die, and irrevocably altered our understanding of inequality and health. This is the tale of these studies, the scientists who created and sustain them, the discoveries that have come from them. The envy of scientists around the world, they are one of Britain’s best-kept secrets.
The Life Project will be published on 3 March 2016,
My review will follow soon.
Next up has to be And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie after I finally found a decent second-hand copy I now need to re-read it before the TV adaption on Boxing Day.
Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N.Owen. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide.
The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again… Amazon
What are you reading this week? Do share!
See what I’ve been reading in 2015 here