One Minute Book Review – The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

From the very first page The Coffin Path gives off a sense of foreboding and building menace. It begins in the Spring 1674, fourteen years into the reign of Charles II, although people and places still bear the scars of the English Civil War. Mercy Booth lives with her father, Bartram Booth, and an aging … Continue reading One Minute Book Review – The Coffin Path by Katherine Clements

late autumn

life-drained leaves carpet damp earth branches stark against slate sky chill wind scythes through wilted grass curlew cry rends the silence lamenting the sun's retreat _____________________________________________ Image courtesy of Pixabay Text ©Catherine Meyrick. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts … Continue reading late autumn

One Minute Book Review – The Good People by Hannah Kent

The Good People is set in an isolated village in Kerry, about ten miles from Killarney, in the years 1825 and 1826. It begins with the sudden but seemingly gentle death of Martin Leahy at the village crossroads, the place where traditionally suicides were buried. From the start, it is clear that this is a … Continue reading One Minute Book Review – The Good People by Hannah Kent