The book was excellent and I recommend it to you as an unusual but good read. A little slow at first but suddenly you're galloping along and the pages seem to turn on their own. It is called Middlesex and is written by Jeffrey Eugenides - he also wrote The Virgin Suicides which I haven't read. "Middlesex" was the 2003 Pullitzer Prize winner so I guess I'm not the only one who's enjoyed it!
What to read next? Well that's easy thanks to a trip to Paris last week and killing time waiting for the train in a bookshop that happened to have a very few "foreign" books - or in other words, as far as I was concerned, books in English!
Ever since I was a teenager I have fallen in love with Darcy, suffered with Eleanor and been fed up with Fanny. Who else but Jane Austen could write such delights. I must know Pride and Prejudice off by heart (the first sentence anyway!) as I have read it approximately a zillion times - my record being three times in a week whilst I was pregnant and not sleeping well. At some point my Jane Austen books have all vanished. Either in a house move or perhaps visitors have borrowed them. I'm left with Emma and she is fine up to a point but Knightley is nothing compared to Darcy. So imagine my delight in finding all the Jane Austen books in one in this foreign section. I have started Sense and Sensibility and am looking forward to hours of pleasurable reading in the next couple of weeks.
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