I have been reading:
Bilgewater - I thoroughly enjoyed this light hearted yet keenly told story of the eccentric goings on in the life of Marigold Green, daughter of a housemaster in an all boys school. Amusing, entertaining and at times quite moving.
The Lovely Bones - I found this an interesting story, especially the observations of the breakdown in relationships between the members of the murdered girl's family. Yet it never really pulled me in and made believe it was in any way credible. Certainly by the end I felt it had lost me completely (and I didn't like the film at all)
and currently - The Diary of a Provincial Lady - This has sat on my booksheves for years and I have only just got around to reading it. It is brilliant and makes me laugh out loud on a regular basis with witty little quips and astute observations. It is so very English with its dry humour as it recounts the daily life in a Devonshire village between the wars. Despite being written 80 years ago, it is as up to date and modern as any contemporary novel. This morning's laugh out loud moment:
Pamela declares...that nothing in the world matters except Love. Stifle strong inclination to reply that banking account, sound teeth and adequate servants matter a great deal more...