February has been a particularly dreary month, with rain and storms galore. One week, we managed three storms: Dudley, Eunice and Franklin. That weekend we ran the full gamut of weather including snow, hail, ice, rain, gale force winds and sleet.
So, there has been quite a lot of reading, although at some point in the month, I ran into a bit of reader's block. Almost unheard of for me! I struggled through and refreshed myself with a trilogy of Chalet School fill-ins. They were highly entertaining and sufficiently thrilling to cause me to curl up with a book, for the worst weekend.
The month included a (not very successful) trip to Ludlow, so I prepared with a re-read of one of my favourite Malcolm Saville novels: The Secret of Grey Walls. I also read an excellent book about A E Housman, the most famous Shropshire poet.
All in all, not a very inspiring month's reading. I think I need to have a good wallow in some Sensation fiction next, or possibly a spot of Gothic!
|Peter Parker Housman Country
|The Lake District: Landscape and Geology
|Stephanie Austin A Devon Night's Death
|David Hockney Spring Cannot Be Cancelled
|Arthur Ransome Pigeon Post
|Jackie Roberts Joey and Co in Canada
|Jackie Roberts Surprises for the Chalet School
|Jackie Roberts Cornelia of the Chalet School
|Malcolm Saville The Secret of Grey Walls