In a quietly beautiful letter to Josephine, Leonard writes of the loneliness he felt, the camaraderie he experienced, and the terrible violence he witnessed. Now, Josephine and Leonard’s grandson Joseph Sieracki expands the letter into a moving tale of a young man’s fears and bravery far from home. This is a beautiful story told in graphic novel form. In addition there are original photographs of the people involved, the original letter and some absolutely stunning graphics, with an explanation on how they were created by the illustrator. It is a beautiful complete whole.
Today I have a guest post by Joshua J. Watson, talking about his book, about the Rapture- the time when Jesus returns for his followers.
For most Christians, the term ‘Great Tribulation’ is at least somewhat familiar: a time of divine judgment coming on the world in the form of unfathomable devastation – with its duration prophesied in Daniel 9 and its events described in Revelation 6-19. However, the prevailing belief is that there isn’t enough in Scripture to determine exactly when these events take place in connection with Christ’s return for His followers (‘The Rapture’): Is it Before? Or After? What follows in this book is a list of passages that reveal we can know when to expect it, and with near certainty.
‘The French have a saying for the time when you’re young and experimenting with your lives and your careers. They call it L’age Licence’ And this what Lucy’s book is about. A journal of her travels but also a journey of self discovery. I love Lucy Knisley’s work. This was a real treat.
Cat behaviour isn’t always what it seems- be sure you are interpreting it correctly. Entertaining and funny with more than a touch of truism. I’ve just got a cat, so reading everything cat related at the moment # besotted.
A post apocalyptic world. Men have been wiped out as a species and this is a woman’s world. Granny is the only person who remembers the ‘old world’. Subtly comic, clever writing with some interesting characters.
Set in Sweden mother of three Siv has an affair with a much younger man- communist Ulrik. Her children are aware without being aware. And all affairs have consequences, seldom turning out you think or hope they will. I’m having a Scandi phase and also revisiting my love of graphic novels.
Back at Coopers Chase Retirement Village with the Thursday Murder Club and all their shenanigans: Elizabeth, the former spy; Joyce, the former nurse; former psychiatrist Ibrahim; and Ron, the famous trade union leader. They solve their crimes and we follow their detective work and learn a little bit more about each of them along the way. It was nice to be back in their company for a few days!
Spent the last week driving around Sussex immersed in the world of the Bridgertons as I listened to Rosalyn Landor beautifully relate the comings and goings of London Society. I see myself as the next Lady Whistledown, although commenting on the well to do society of Eastbourne in the 21st century doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. Loved this ‘ Jane Austinesque’ world of society seasons, rakish charm and devilish smiles!
A narrative about the difficult relationship between a mother and her daughter. Themes of frustration and anger, sadness and loss. It was a typical Booker nomination- worthy and wordy. I listened to it- I wouldn’t have stayed with it had I been reading the book, but I quite liked driving and letting the words wash over me. It resonates with my relationship with my own mother: ‘…no way to baste her in guilt… she mostly can’t recall what I am talking about…’