Cecily's book reviews

In general I've written reviews of every book I've read since I joined GoodReads (RIP) in May 08, along with one or two I read prior to that. More recent reviews tend to be longer (sometimes a tad too long?). I always carry a book, though I don't get as much time as I'd like to get engrossed - life is busy, but in a good way. Too many of my favourite authors died without writing enough! Apart from reading, and writing about reading, I enjoy Scrabble, good restaurants, woodland, and attending the theatre.

Mervyn Peake: Two Lives

Mervyn Peake: Two Lives - Sebastian Peake This volume contains memoirs by Peake's widow and elder son, which I've reviewed separately:

Maeve's book, "A World Away", 4*, http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/487563887

Sebastian's book, "A Child of Bliss", 2*, http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/487566193

Published completely separately, I've also reviewed daughter Clare's book, "Under a Canvas Sky" which would actually fit far better with Maeve's. I rated it 4*, http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/258608942

(All my Peake/Gormenghast books are reviewed here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1199525-cecily?format=html&shelf=gormenghast-peake&utf8=%E2%9C%93&view=table)

Currently reading

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
Sebastian Peake, China MiƩville, Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake