sunny, warm, temps 26 C
Beautiful day yesterday. Exercised. Cut flowers for the home - phlox, roses, lilies, lavender. Played with Trudy.
Read the book....an Agatha Christie I can't remember reading. 'Crooked House'. Christie is still my 'comfort' read. I thought I'd read them all, then I realized I'd read all the poirots and Marples....but not the others. So now am going back. Very easy, very fun. Very relaxing.
Am trying to disengage from the characters, but have to say, the home is still crowded as Armand, Jean-Guy, Clara, Myrna at al follow me around. Still, good company.
In fact, as I finish each book, I look back on where the characters, and I, came from. Nine years ago! So I thought, to celebrate writing, THE END, for book 9 - and the paperback publication of A TRICK OF THE LIGHT, and the launch of THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY on August 28th - it would be fun to look back at the previous books....I've been thinking about STILL LIFE - where it all began. And I wanted to share with you an excerpt from early in the book:
“Every day for Lucy’s entire dog life Jane had sliced a banana for breakfast and had miraculously dropped one of the perfect disks on to the floor where it sat for an instant before being gobbled up. Every morning Lucy’s prayers were answered, confirming her belief that God was old and clumsy and smelt like roses and lived in the kitchen.”
Actually, as we approach the publication of THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY, I'll pull a quote, each week from the previous books. Next week - A FATAL GRACE/DEAD COLD. Enjoy!