Staff Picks – Kathy and Mary Clare

barchester.jpgKathy says, “One of my recent reads is My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme. A “sweet” memoir of Julia Child’s fun filled years living in France while she perfected her cooking and teaching skills. The descriptions and atmosphere of the book entices the reader to eat more French food, and stop to smell not only the roses but also the beef bourguignon.

I’ve been engrossed in reading Anthony Trollope’s Barchester Towers and Phineas Finn: The Irish Member. His wry description of politics, power, and church hierarchy combined with social commentary intertwined with plenty of romantic entanglements makes me keep coming back for more.”

sarahplain.jpg Mary Clare says, “With my busy schedule with a baby, finding time to read is limited but…

For the busy Mum who likes reading children’s literature I would recommend Sarah Plain and Tall and the sequel Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan. They are such beautifully written little novels that capture the essence of the characters, their dreams and woes and in particular the history of the land they cannot help but belong to. It’s a wonderful story of family and their commitment to each other and the quirky ways a family acquires as they grow together. The light hearted humor woven throughout makes it fun, too.”

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Ellie and Stephanie

Published in: on October 16, 2007 at 7:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

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