Now I’m getting really frustrated. I’m a devotee (second time I’ve used that tonight) of Alexander McCall Smith’s Isobel Dalhousie Novels – or are they the Sunday Philosophy Club Novels? The publishers don’t seem able to decide. So why am I frustrated? Because I thought that I’d read this novel fairly recently but it was obviously some months ago. And therein lies the problem with these novels. They all seem to run one into another but not necessarily in sequence and even trying to work out some of the underlying plots which transfer from one to another can be difficult even a few weeks after having read one. In this case I didn’t even note any quotes for repeating.
The next one in the series is The Comfort of Saturdays. I shall, of course, pick it up off the coffee table some time soon and read it and enjoy it and, hopefully, blog on it more speedily. One thing I can be absolutely certain about is that it will contain a reference (or two or three) to Auden. Another is that I will, as sure as it will rain tomorrow, enjoy it.
If you are, by any chance, a person who hasn’t read one of the series then do so, starting at the beginning with The Sunday Philosophy Club. I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed.