Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid ~ A Tuesday Teaser post

"Anthony hadn't exactly played Cupid; he would have shivered with horror at the mere idea of being thought to have such base motives. But he had invited them both for dinner with him and his wife Deborah and if not exactly the midwife, he had certainly been present at the birth of their interest in each other."

The Grave Tatto a psychological suspense thriller that mixes history, heritage and heinous crimes written by award-winning and Number One bestselling Val McDermid

  • ISBN-10: 0007344600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007344604
A 200 year-old-secret is now a matter of life and death.
And it could be worth a fortune.
It's summer in the Lake District and heavy rain over the fells has uncovered a bizarrely tattooed body. Could it be linked to the old rumour that Fletcher Christian, mutinous First Mate on the Bounty, had secretly returned to England?
Scholar Jane Gresham wants to find out. She believes that the Lakeland poet William Wordsworth, a friend of Christian's, may have sheltered the fugitive and turned his tale into an epic poem – which has since disappeared.
But as she follows each lead, death is hard on her heels. The centuries-old mystery is putting lives at risk. And it isn't just the truth that is waiting to be discovered, but a bounty worth millions …

 This is a Teaser Tuesday post, see more here, to join in :

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, 22 April 2013

A Blythe post from Easter 2008 and yes there was snow!

Over the years I've been a bit of a serial blogger, starting a blog and abandoning it because I haven't posted for a while. I'm going to try really hard to just keep this one going even when I go missing for months.

 I was reminded of my bad blogging habits when I saw this post of mine from a long abandoned blog :

Constance woke Easter Sunday to see snow for the very first time. She was so excited that she rushed outside in her old dressing gown of course the inevitable happened!

Up you get Constance your pet ponies are waiting for a sugar lump or two.