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Death On the Nile by Agatha Christie

Published January 8, 2022

Death On the Nile by Agatha Christie

I read this because of the upcoming film so as not to go through a repeat of the Orient Express situation - was a bit disappointed by the end and the resolution of the mystery. This time I wanted to be forewarned and thankfully it wasn’t a disappointment. It’s an interesting book because the set up takes a significantly long time to complete, and then suddenly there’s more than one dead body to deal with. I think I sort of guessed who did it but I had no idea how or how it all actually unravelled. Good story and now can’t wait to see the movie.

The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

Published July 30, 2021

The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell

I think Tony Robinson mentioned this book on one of this many TV shows following him on a walking adventure, and I was intrigued. The book is very much of two halves - the first an insight into time Orwell spent boarding in slum houses and with a variety of grisly neighbours and landlords, and the second a very political treaty into the merits and perils of socialism.