I remember liking a couple of Victoria Holt ones that I read. Currently I'm reading the latest Jean Auel book, heroine has three horses, a wolf and a gorgeous blonde guy - sickening! lol
Rescuing one animal does not change the world, but the world surely changes for that one animal.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring- it was peace ~
The New Chalet School. The last peacetime book in Austria before the Nazis force a move to England, also one of the darker ones IMO. The film of Now Is Good is good enough as well though not perfect and I really preferred the book.
Sounds interesting Charlotte. I do like time slip stories but wish there were more horsy ones.
I've just started reading Snowfall by K M Peyton. I read it before many years ago so can't recall much about it except it's set in Switzerland and is a coming of age type story. I love her writing either horsy or non-horsy.
I've been reading Nero Wolfe mystery novels on my kindle on the train back and forth to work....I do love the early ones especially...a portrait of New York City that's largely vanished. For anyone not familiar, Rex Stout (pseud) created Nero Wolfe back in the 30s....a rotund, eccentric detective who rarely leaves his brownstone, and never on business, breeds rare orchids in his rooftop greenhouse, and solves mysteries (for BIG money) with the aid of his assistant detective, and narrator, Archie Goodwin.
Series ran 40 or so years, and had at least two tv series based on it....one with William Conrad as Wolfe and Lee Horsley as Goodwin, and more recently one with Maury Chaykin s Wolfe and Timothy Hutton as Goodwin. Recommended if you come across them (books or shows!)
I have finally got to the last 77 pages of Under the Mountain by Sophie Cooke (it's very long). Like the other one from her, A Glass House, it's also very dark, with not many lighter moments. Lavender at the High School (E.C Matthews) on the other hand, is a nice story set in a girls' grammar school. It shows quite a bit of interaction between the staff, as well as pupils. Apart from in the Chalet School series, that's quite unusual.
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