Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Book Travels - April 2009
My April travels began in 1940s England with Noel Streatfeild's Saplings and then went right ahead sixty years with John Mortimer's Rumpole Rests His Case. I flew back to California and Maine with Sharon Lovejoy's A Blessing of Toads, and then headed again to England, this time Sarah Challis' modern-day Dorset in Blackthorn Winter. From there I went to a rarely visited literary locale, the Australia of Helen Garner's The Spare Room, set in the present day. The publication dates spanned 1945-2008.