One of the best – Ngaio Marsh

When we think about the Queens of Crime we tend to think of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, but there is another who must never be forgotten and that is Ngaio Marsh.   Success - Can I get a little? Ngaio was born in New Zealand and lived there for most of her life. … Continue reading One of the best – Ngaio Marsh

One of the best around – Jenny Colgan AKA The Queen of Chick Lit

I don't know if Queen of Chick Lit is actually Jenny Colgan's title. She probably goes by Mrs Colgan, or something less dramatic. But to me, she is totally the queen of the genre. I await her books with childlike anticipation and once I've read it and realise I have to wait like, a year … Continue reading One of the best around – Jenny Colgan AKA The Queen of Chick Lit

The ‘Bookseller from hell’? Really?

I read the best article in The Bookseller's newsletter recently and I just had to write about it here. A bookshop owner from Yorkshire is charging his customers 50p entry and he also, according to the article, called one of them a 'pain in the arse'. Now, I found this interesting for two reasons. Firstly, … Continue reading The ‘Bookseller from hell’? Really?