2017/09/23

BOOK REVIEW:
MISS RANSKILL COMES HOME BY BARBARA EUPHAN-TODD

Title: Miss Ranskill Comes Home
Author: Barbara Euphan-Todd
Published: 1946
Language: English
Pages: 330
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
Having been swept overboard while on a cruise, Miss Ranskill has spent three years on a desert island before being rescued in 1943, only to come home to a war-torn England she has a hard time to come to grips with.


Review:
I quite liked this book and definitely enjoyed reading it.

It's a book tinged with both humor and a certain sadness and bitterness. The main characters struggles both on the island and returning home to England are interesting, frustrating and funny, and overall Miss Ranskill is a robust character with a good heart, which makes one enjoy reading about her.

The setting of England during the war is very well done, and the characters you meet in this book are fascinating. The writing is also very good and it captures the time so well. I do think the story is a bit too slow in parts, especially towards the middle, but other than that, it really is a very good novel.

It's an oddly charming book and one I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys British literature and the WWII period.
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2017/09/22

2017/09/19

THINGS I LIKE NO. 5

I think it's safe to say that autumn is here to stay (at least for a while), and I wanted to share with you something I absolutely love for this season: hot chocolate from Whittard!

I've never been much of a coffee or tea drinker, so hot chocolate has always been my hot beverage of choice, and these two are some of my favorites. The first one is the White Hot Chocolate one, which is very sweet but I love, and the second one is the classic Luxury Hot Chocolate!


There's nothing like making a cup of one of these after coming home from work and snuggling up on the sofa with a book. They're also extra lovely if you add a bit of whipped cream at the top, which I often do!
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