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The Week in Books: January 17 – January 23

A good week in reading. I’ve already written about two of the new books on the list, and you’ll see that Gaudy Night is making it’s 2022 appearance on the list as the Wimsey re-listen continues (again). I’ve also managed to get through most of the books that I’d started but not finished, and I have a bunch of ideas percolating for posts because of them. In a very brave move, I’ve started reading some Russian Literature. Konstantin Paustovsky’s The Story of a Life has just been published in a new translation and I got a copy via NetGalley. It is very long and very dense, so it may well scupper my goal of finishing all the January NetGalley books in January, but I’m going to keep going at it, as much as I can manage in a day before my brain gets frazzled. I’ll keep you all posted…


The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor*

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers

A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle*

The Maid by Nita Prose*

The Wedding Setup by Charlotte Greene*

Spies in St Petersburg by Katherine Woodfine

Forever Young by Hayley Mills


The Story of a Life by Konstantin Paustovsky*

Beware False Profits by Emilie Richards

Capital Crimes ed Martin Edwards

Still reading:

Death Goes on Skis by Nancy Spain

As you’ll have seen in the Books Incoming post, a few things got added to the pile – four of them from my trip to the works at the start of last week and another bought while I was writing Recommendsday. Then there was one e-book purchase too. So not my most restrained week!

Bonus photo: This was Tuesday morning last week in the park – which you’ll be very familiar with by now, but the frost and the sunlight was just so beautiful I couldn’t help myself.

Frosty early morning in the park

An * next to a book title indicates that it came from NetGalley. ** indicates it was an advance copy from a source other than NetGalley


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