This is an adaptation of something I saw on Twitter – people were posting 26 books in 26 days, each title beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. Don’t worry, I’m planning on taking around 26 months to get to Z – each month I’ll post a newish book I’ve enjoyed, plus a children’s book and an older book.
Today it’s the ‘F’ books:
Mandy James’ The Feud was published last spring. Like her other books, it’s set in Cornwall and has a lovely atmospheric cover image that goes beautifully with the story. Matt, the new teacher in the village of St Agnes, finds himself in the middle of a 200-year-old family feud – should he go back to London?
I’d forgotten about this one until I was hunting around for my ‘F’ children’s book. It’s the story of Almanzo, who became Laura Ingalls Wilder’s husband. Laura’s Little House books are famous the world over and I devoured them as a child, though I didn’t read this one until I was an adult.
Dorothy L. Sayers has always been one of my favourite writers. I prefer Gaudy Night and Busman’s Honeymoon to this one, but like her others it’s a good murder mystery, and it’s set in Scotland, too. I must say I prefer the cover image my own copy has, but unfortunately it’s too well-read and battered to photograph for this blog series…
Coming next month: the G books.