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From the Vicarage Library | The Little Bakery on Rosemary Lane

I bought this book for a pound at a Charity shop on Monday 23 March 2020,the day when the National lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister. 6 months later, we are still in some kind of a lockdown with news today that the rules are being tightened as the number of Covid infection cases rises again.

Anyway, back to the Little Bakery on Rosemary Lane. I would describe this as a rom com version of a book. A book one would read when you are having a bad day! The main character, Roxanne, a 46 year old fashion director from London goes back to her home village in Yorkshire to nurse a broken heart.

I usually don’t go for books like this. I like cosy murder mysteries like the Agatha Raisin series by MC Beaton. I also like books by Alexander McCall Smith. I was only attracted to this book because of its colourful cover! How wrong can you go for a pound?

I read the book for the second time last week!

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M C Beaton

The first piece of news I heard just after we welcomed in 2020 was the death of author M C Beaton. I was very sorry to hear it as she is one of my favourite authors. I have just started reading her Agatha Raisin Series of books. While in Scotland, I enjoyed her Hamish Macbeth series.

This morning while reading an obituary of her in the Telegraph, I discovered that the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams was a fan!!!

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Holiday Reads

I bought some books to read during the holidays and I am pleased to say that I am not disappointed.

The books I bought were from M C Beaton’s Agatha Raisin’s series.

I started off with the very first one in the series called Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death. It was so wonderful that I have now also finished the next one in line Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet. I have just literally placed an order for more books from the same series.

If like me, you like light hearted murder mysteries then Agatha Raisin is your woman!!!!

Spoiler Alert: The Vicar’s Wife, Mrs Bloxby is portrayed as a very sweet lady!!!