Pure Sunshine wrote: »
Seconding the recommendation of Oliver Sacks. @Chorister, did you know that he has written a book about music and the brain, called Musicophilia?
NicoleMR wrote: »
I am reading The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. Fascinating look at immigrants and New York City in the late 1800s.
Cathscats wrote: »
Maybe "Penny Plain" There isn't a reading order but one or two books follow or refer to the same characters and the town of Priorsford (Peebles) and Penny Plain is the first of these. Not so clerical! If you want to read more about life in an early twentieth century manse (based, of course on a late nineteenth century manse, because that was the memory she was drawing from) then "Eliza For Common" would be the way to go.
Piglet wrote: »
I've just finished Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory...
I'm getting used to the way she narrates her historical novels in the present tense; I'd still rather she didn't, but I find it less irritating in her books than in the appalling Hilary Mantel ones.*
* Sorry about that - I couldn't get along with Wolf Hall at all.
Chorister wrote: »
Alternative titles have been around for donkey's years, at least since the time of Shakespeare. Some have different names for different countries / languages as they will have particular resonance in a certain place. And of course, others are changed for the film of a book. I wouldn't recommend buying from Amazon as a first choice (better to support your own independent book shop) but their information can be a useful first point of call to check you haven't already read the book under a different name.