Gillian Tindall (her of What Lies Beneath has) has written a new book 'Three Houses, Many Lives'. One of the houses is Stapleton Hall. Discuss.
Perhaps the book group should read this next and tell us all about it.Have you read it?
No - it's only just been published. I will do, though.
Why has she written about it?
Reviewed today in Metro!
Telegraph, the author expains:
It's cheaper on amazon but has a terrible review. Have you read it gardener joe? What do you think? Am also interested in one about campbell bunk.
Campbell Bunk is definitely worth reading, but the Tindall is likely to be easier going. May I recommend buying it in the excellent Big Green Bookshop or Miss Annie's Waterstone's rather than Amazon? Or you could buy Campbell Bunk secondhand from Abe:
(abebooks is owned by amazon according to wikipedia)
Yeah, I know but at least some money goes to the bookshops
@Donna: No, I have not read it. I am not Ms Tindall's greatest fan. For me, the problem is that her acquisition of historical fact, indeed her overall historical method is not solid, although in fairness she writes fiction based on history and so is entitled to creative licence with the facts. Notwithstanding my own reservations, I wish more strength to her elbow, since she undoubtedly brings historical period to life, which enlivens people's historical imagination and keeps 'the book' alive.
Is she the one who played Cathy Beale in Eastenders? Not seen her around for a long while. Now I know why. Many talents , I guess . And she was a lesbian in Footballers Wives? Amazing. Chang
Chang you are as confused as ever
Have ordered it (from amazon) will let you know what I think. Going to read Campbell bunk first...
Kind of relevant - what is the next book group book and when is the next meeting?
Is that the book by Jerry White? If so, it's a fascinating account of a local den of crime and iniquity, where even the police feared to go. All that remains now is a wall on the Six Acres Estate, backing the Fonthill Road shops. Before caustic remarks are made about Six Acres and the Andover today, there is absolutely no comparison with the past. My informants who live there are decent people, and not spooked by a Bunk-style crime scene. Miss Annie will confirm - won't she?
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