Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene – The next MBC read, courtesy of our lovely Lauren. Graham Greene is always so classy and the perfect note on which to kick-start the group’s yearly reads.
Letters from Yelena, Guy Mankowski – A tantalising offering from independent publisher Legend Press, Mankowski’s impeccably researched account of the life of prima ballerina Yelena is tantalisingly turbulent. I’m gripped already.
Hotel Iris, Yoko Ogawa – The Housekeeper and the Professor was both beautiful and tragic in equal measures and I loved it. This particular novel is supposed to be Ogawa’s finest.
The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse – Historical fiction and fairy tales are having a bit of a moment in the Relish household. What better than a bit of magical escapism with Hermann Hesse at the helm?
A is for Angelica, Iain Broome – Not only does this tale of an ordinary, curtain twitching bloke living in your bog-standard Northern mining town float my boat, I’ve only just realised that Iain Broome is that interesting chap I follow (and who follows me back) on Twitter. Ace!
She Rises, Kate Worsley – 100 pages into this salty tale of ladies’ maids and sea dogs, I couldn’t be more excited. Kate Worsley has conjured up a grimy, startling 18th century harbour town and plonked it right in middle of my living room… Shiver me timbers!