Re: Tuesday Tipplers Book Club - newbies welcome
Posted by kennethw
17 October, 2017 22:56
I hadn't read Another Country but from the comments tonight, I might have another bash at it.
I offered to do a list of books set in London for the next meeting, we'll be in Tippler from 8pm on 21 November.
Andrew Taylor - The Ashes of London 497 pp
London, 1666. As the Great Fire consumes everything in its path, the body of a man is found in the ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral – stabbed in the neck, thumbs tied behind his back.
The son of a traitor, James Marwood is forced to hunt the killer through the city’s devastated streets. There he encounters a determined young woman, who will stop at nothing to secure her freedom.
When a second murder victim is discovered in the Fleet Ditch, Marwood is drawn into the political and religious intrigue of Westminster – and across the path of a killer with nothing to lose…
Ben Aaronovitch - Rivers of London 396 pp
Until January, Peter Grant was just a probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). His only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night he tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, and that brought him to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.
Julian Fellowes - Belgravia 417pp
In the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. The story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change for ever.
Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway 204pp
Clarissa Dalloway, the wife of a Conservative member of parliament, is preparing to give an evening party, while the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent's Park chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing, except perhaps London, to link Clarissa and Septimus. She is middle-aged and prosperous, with a sheltered happy life behind her; Smith is young, poor, and driven to hatred of himself and the whole human race. Yet both share a terror of existence, and sense the pull of death.