Tuesday, April 01, 2008

What I Have Been Knitting, etc.






I really haven't been doing a lot of knitting lately as I have been sick but here are some socks that I did finish (though not in the photo).


















These are knit from that German yarn that has the aloe in it. Very comfortable and soothing to the skin!
Just finished reading this book:


Gold Dagger nominee:
In 1925 beautiful, bohemian Diana Pollexfen was celebrating her 30th birthday. The celebrations soured when her husband died, poisoned by a cocktail that had been liberally laced with some of Diana’s photographic chemicals. Sixty years later, Diana’s grand-niece, Helena, is also turning 30, but with rather less fanfare. An overworked attorney in London, Helena’s primary social outlet is an obsessive love affair. By way of distraction, Helena starts looking through her great-aunt’s papers and soon develops another obsession: Determining just who did kill George Pollexfen in that lovely, sunlit garden between the wars.
“Elizabeth Ironside” is the pseudonym of Lady Catherine Manning, wife of the British Ambassador to the U.S. Her first novel won Britain’s John Creasey Award for Best First Mystery of 1985, and Death in the Garden was nominated for Britain’s CWA Gold Dagger for Best Mystery of 1995.
From the Publisher
Originally published in Britain in 1995, Death in the Garden was first published in the United States, by Felony & Mayhem Press, in 2005. It was named one of the Best 12 Books of 2005 by National Public Radio. About the Author"Elizabeth Ironside" is the nom de plume of Lady Catherine Manning, wife of the British Ambassador to the U.S. Her first novel won Britain’s John Creasey Award for Best First Mystery of 1985, and Death in the Garden, her second offering, was nominated for Britain’s CWA Gold Dagger for Best Mystery of 1995.
Really good book!
I also just finished a book by Margaret Drabble called The Ice Age and it was very appropriate to our troubled financial times although it was written about the late 1970's financial crash in England.
Drabble's older sister is novelist and critic A. S. Byatt. I just love her writing even though she has said she loathes the materialism of America-I guess I do too!
Talk to you soon,
Lynda
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. - Bill Vaughan

2 comments:

Janyce said...

Glad to see you back on the blog. Missed you! Hope you are feeling better every day!!

Lynda said...

Thanks for sticking with me through the thin times. I am feelinig better every day and hope to be getting out again soon!