Finished Up at the Villa a couple of night ago. I like Maugham and had not read this one. I liked it very much. Some people don't care for his writing style as it seems to sit back and watch the characters. But I really enjoy him. I'm about halfway through his biography, given to me at Christmas, by my sister.
I'm working my way through this one (500 pages), and I'm really enjoying it. It is the second in a trilogy by Sharon Kay Penman about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane. Lots of political plots and personal vendettas. If it were only that, I shouldn't like it. But she writes her characters so well and they do come to life for the reader.
On deck for reading in the near future: The House Next Door by Anne River Siddons (an old one I've always wanted to read), and Sea Change by Karen White (new release).
I've had a very busy and noisy two weeks. When I wanted silence, I retreated to my office and curled up with my book. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't read.
What are you reading?