Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor

This was one of my recent library sale purchases and it jumped the long queue because I’m just not in the mood for anything that I have to concentrate on at the moment. So this one fitted the bill perfectly.

Agatha is divorced from James in this book, in fact I have yet to read one in which they were married, I’ve only read pre and post marriage books. Anyway, Agatha hasn’t got over James and is still living in hope of a reconciliation. When James, who is now earning a living as a travel writer, invites her to go on holiday with him she thinks this is her big chance and sets about preparing for a wonderful, exotic destination. Floaty, skimpy clothes and underwear are bought and packed. Imagine her disappointment when James drives her to Snoth-on-Sea, the small Sussex resort where he had enjoyed holidays as a child. James is on a nostalgia trip, but things aren’t what they were, well we could all have told him that I’m sure!

Everything is really run down and grotty, in the way that only coastal resorts can be, and within a few minutes of Agatha and James entering the hotel dining-room Agatha is abused and threatened by a fellow guest.

Agatha being Agatha, she gave as good as she got, which didn’t help her when murder ensued!

Yet again, another amusing romp from M.C. Beaton.

Library Book Sale

It must have been more than a year since there was a library book sale in Kirkcaldy so I was really looking forward to last Saturday’s at the Adam Smith Theatre. I could have bought a lot but I find I’m getting quite choosy in my old age. Apart from anything else, I have so many books in my TBR pile, so I’m really trying not to add too many more, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to buy these ones.

Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor by M.C. Beaton

Loving and Giving by Molly Keane

The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

Sleeping Tiger by Rosamund Pilcher

How We Built Britain by David Dimbleby

Josephine – A Life of the Empress by Carolly Erickson

How To Be A Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson

AA Leisure Guide to Scotland

Jack didn’t buy anything at all, he did see three which he had just bought online a few weeks ago, Sod’s law of course. The same thing happened to me when we were in the Lake District.

Anyway, that lot should keep me busy for a wee while. Having just read the blurb, I’m now not sure about the Joyce Carol Oates book, has anybody read it?

I think the book I’m most chuffed with is the Dimbleby, How We Built Britain. We both enjoyed watching his TV programme with the same title.