Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Finds - August 14, 2009




Friday Finds is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
This week's find is a new-to-me author, Rosy Thornton. I think her books sound delightfully fun. I've got to squeeze them into my reading schedule!
(Book descriptions are from the publisher.)


While it's not easy being a woman in a man's world, James Rycarte has decided that the reverse is also true. Taking on the job of principal at an all-female college at Cambridge has quickly become the biggest challenge of his career. He is breaking with tradition and the faculty is unhappy with the results. But amid the hostility of his fellows and the endless bureaucracy of university life, he finds an unexpected hand of friendship from Senior Tutor Dr. Martha Pearce.


This is the story of Peter, a Cambridge geography don who crashes his car into a tree stump when swerving to avoid a cat, and Mina, the girl at the Sheffield call centre who deals with his insurance claim. It tracks their parallel lives, as well those of their families - because both Peter and Mina are single parents.
An old-fashioned fairy tale of love across the class divide, it is also a book about the small joys and tribulations of parenthood; about one-ness and two-ness; about symmetry and coincidence; about the things which separate us and the things which bring us together. It is a story, in fact, of the accidents of geography



When Richard Slater receives a letter of complaint from one of his constituents, a Margaret Hayton, he merely responds with his standard letter of empty promises. Clearly, this woman is insane and must be avoided at all costs. But she will not be dismissed so easily, and when Richard finally sets eyes on the "twenty-something vision in stone-washed denim," he risks losing his heart, his head, and quite possibly his political career.

7 comments:

Missy said...

Great finds! I have been wanting to read Crossed Wires...I love all of the book covers, too.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Hmmm, I have not heard of this Author before. The books do look cute. And I love the covers! Might have to give one a try.

bermudaonion said...

I've seen Crossed Wires around the blog-o-sphere but never realized the author has more books out. Great finds!

Jemima said...

I like all her book covers too. They are cute.

Dar said...

My goodness I didn't realize she had so many books out. I have Crossed Wires in my tbr pile to read and I really want to. I've been hearing such good things about it.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I really liked Crossed Wires, but like the others, did not know there was more to be had. I will definitely go after them. I especially love the Britishisms in British books, and I find it so fun when I have to go on Google to find out what English speakers are talking about! Thanks for the alert!

Zibilee said...

I have been looking at Crossed Wires for awhile now, and think it looks like a really good book. I will be interested in seeing what you think of it.