Big mistake - one of the books that caught my eye in the 3 for 2 was Mary Lawson's The Other Side of the Bridge and as I loved Crow Lake I thought I'd just have a look. Well, of course I couldn't leave it there and when I saw Paul Auster's Travels in the Scriptorium (I loved Oracle Night) I had to look for a third book.
The Savage Gardenby Mark Mills looked the ideal book, set in Tuscany (one of my favourite places) and a story of love, revenge and murder separated by 400 years. The Sunday Telegraph quote on the back cover clinched it "An intriguing puzzle, elegantly written ... the atmosphere of an Italian summer and of the mysterious garden are beautifully captured." What could be better for a November read? I've never read anything by Mark Mills, but my choice was confirmed when I got home and read Roberta's post as she recommended it.
Now I have to wait until next Tuesday for my glasses to be repaired and as my old glasses are so different I can't wear them and only have my computer glasses that are any good at all. They're great for close work, but the rest of the world is all blurred, out of focus and fuzzy round the edges and I feel a bit woozy and detached from everything - quite nice really.