I’m continuing to explore my TBR, although in my actual reading I’m getting rather sidetracked with more recent additions. I’m featuring three novels by authors named Deborah today. Help me choose which to read first – they all sound brilliant. Here are the trio …

  • These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach.  This is a funny yet moving comedy of manners about old age.  A London doctor is being driven mad by his father-in-law. When his entrepreneurial cousin sets up a British style retirement home in Bangalore, he thinks he has his answer.  How will different cultures cope in their old age in this situation?  The only other title by Moggach that I’ve read was Tulip Fever, which I enjoyed. This sounds very different to that.
  • A Discovery of Witchesby Deborah Harkness. This chunky ARC has looked across at me from my bedside bookcase since around Christmas. On paper, it ticks all my boxes – a thiller featuring witches, vampires, demons, lots of science, old manuscripts, bound together in an Oxford setting. Tell me it’s not Twilight meets the Da Vinci Code and I’ll be more convinced to read it very soon …
  • The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson.  When I started my blog, this Deborah’s previous novel Songs of Blue and Gold was one of the first books I was offered as a blogger (Thank you!). I’m pleased to say really enjoyed it (my review is here). The Lantern has been very successful being featured on Channel 4’s TV Book Club. It’s a modern Gothic story, echoing Du Maurier’s Rebecca, and set amongst the lavender scented fields of Provence. Deborah blogs here by the way.
Have you read any of these?
What did you think?
Which would you read first?
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To explore further on Amazon UK, click below:
These Foolish Things, Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Lantern, Songs of Blue and Gold by Deborah Lawrenson.
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