02 Feb 2007 – Barnardos in Kings Heath

This is the first of her Italian adventures and I’ve actually read the 3rd one already – as that is set in a different area, it didn’t spoil the surprise too much, and it was quite jolly knowing that when she mentions a certain guy, he will be her boyfriend by the book after next! It is a jolly book, all told – full of Interesting Capitalisations, which is often how I write, and lots of nice detail. Also, because she and her sister spent years at the place before she wrote (finished?) the book, there is a wealth of ongoing information, backstory and forays into the future, which make it rich and satisfying.

I have the 2nd book on loan from Beckydore and will read that quite soon.