It hasn't turned out to be the spectacular autumn that was promised, but beech hedges and trees are an exception.
Enough Said was warm and funny and I liked James Gandolfini's character's refusal to be moulded and modified.
Love, Nina is also warm and funny. Alan Bennett and Mary-Kay Wilmers emerge as the heroes of the book, but so too does the entire household. It's totally engaging and very sharp, with no extraneous material (and I'm sure there could be so much more with this exceptional cast of characters). It's a book to make you laugh on a dark evening.
Googlebox. Alice has converted us, and we are now part of the group of people watching people watching TV. Yes, it too is warm and funny.
Liberty Bar is a cracking Maigret, one of the best so far. Antibes is warm, but not so funny, and the food and drink are excellent and very much part of the story.
Phoebe has an offer from one of her joint-first choice universities, which is a great relief. Not long now before she goes off somewhere new.
Making plans for what comes next. Something Simon and I are enjoying doing. Especially over a glass of wine.