April 10, 2008


I have been inspired by Danielle at "A Work in Progress" to pick up a copy of "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier to read before I delve into "Daphne" by Justine Picardie. I can't remember ever having actually read the book before - although I did watch and study the movie for a first year university english course I took and remember being mesmerised by the story through that medium.

Another book I have just picked up is "The Young Widow's Book of Home Improvement" By Virginia Lloyd.

An outline of the book from the author's website:

Single at 32, married at 33, and widowed at 34.
A young professional woman finally meets the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with, only to discover that he is terminally ill. After her beloved John's death from cancer, Virginia was faced with addressing the chronic rising damp problem in the house they had shared and, over her first year as a young widow, her house had to dry from the inside out – and so did Virginia. The Young Widow's Book of Home Improvement is a wry and touching love story that plays with the parallels between our homes and ourselves.

I think the premise of this book, although clearly very sad, also sounds very hopeful...

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