Posted: 21/10/2014 at 08:50
What a fab thread! I'll definitely have a go at some if these. My favourites include the Derek Tangye series about his and his wife's life changing move to Minack. The writing style is very simple, but the descriptives are wonderful and something I relate to when I'm dreaming of giving up work in hectic London.
I also LOVE A Year In Christines Garden By. Christine Walkden. Oh, and Toast by Nigel Slater is brill too.
As a child I really liked All About My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards.
A special book for me is Escape from Sobibor by Richard Rashke. My grandad was a prisoner of war in Japan and he never talked about his horrific experiences, but he deep keep this one book as he related to it. Makes me feel very proud of him and greatful he came home.