22 July 2020
Books and TV
I’ve just had a new book delivered, Big Sky by Kate Atkinson. It was cheaper to buy the paperback than have it put on my Kindle. I’m a fan of Atkinson’s writing and this is her latest work of fiction featuring private detective Jackson Brodie . One of the reasons I like these stories are that they are based in North Yorkshire, an area I used to know so well.
Very easy and entertaining reading. Can’t wait to start it but I am trying to hold off until I’ve finished my current book Why the Dutch are Different by Ben Coates. This is a travelogue/history written in the style of Bill Bryson, but not as funny. I’m learning a lot about the country, not least that the Dutch are tall and strong due to the amount of milk that they drink!
We have just finished watching an excellent Nordic noir Swedish mystery series on channel 4 catch up. It was called The Truth Will Out (Det som göms i snö) and based on an element of fact. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters and actors were refreshingly understated, very different to the usual British and Amercian TV dramas.