If you live in London, the main topic of conversation is the weather and how depressed we are with endless days of rain. I’ve decided to be optimistic, nail my colours to the mast and say we will definitely see the sun in the next month – and if we can’t get it on our home shores lets all make sure we go on holiday and find some.
I always like to read on holiday, and now I’ve abandoned physical books, and even my Kindle, I will be taking everything on my iPod – many, many books! Leaves a lot more room in the suitcase to bring things back.
But what to read?
At UA, I have lots of interesting authors to choose from. One of the books I will definitely be taking is Lucky Bunny by Jill Dawson.
Crime’s a man’s business. So they say. Who was that small figure then, slender enough to trot along the moonlit track, swift and low, virtually invisible? Who was it that covered the green signal with a glove to stop the train, while the two others took care of the driver and his mate? Could it have been one Queenie Dove, survivor of the Depression and the Blitz, not to mention any number of scrapes with the law?
Queenie Dove is a self-proclaimed genius when it comes to thieving and escape. Daring, clever and sexy, she ducked and dived through the streets of London from the East End through Soho to Mayfair, graduating from childhood shop-lifting to more glamorous crimes in the post-war decades. So was she wicked through and through, or more sinned against than sinning? Here she tells a vivacious tale of trickery and adventure, but one with more pain and heartbreak than its heroine cares to admit. Yes, luck often favoured her, but that is only part of the story …
And here’s a clip of Jill reading an extract:
Sounds just the thing to be reading as you sit in the sunshine with a bowl of olives and a glass of something cold and possibly alcoholic at your side!