April's entertainment

Heiresses  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Non-fiction] by Laura Thompson, narrated by the author

The Victoria Vanishes (Bryant and May Book 6) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Christopher Fowler, narrated by Tim Goodman

The Cutting Season (A Washington Poe/Tilly Bradshaw Novella) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by M. W. Craven, narrated by John Banks

The Insider [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Matthew Richardson, narrated by Sean Barrett

The Whistleblower [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Robert Peston, narrated by Matt Addis

Northwind [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by J. D. Kirk, narrated by Angus King

Miracle and Wonder [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Non-fiction] by Malcolm Gladwell & Bruce Headlam, narrated by Paul Simon, Malcolm Gladwell & Bruce Headlam

Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring Book 1) [Audiobook] [Audible] [BBC Dramatisation] [Re-listen] by J. R. R. Tolkien

Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers Book 2) [Audiobook] [Audible] [BBC Dramatisation] [Re-listen] by J. R. R. Tolkien

Lord of the Rings (The Return of the King Book 3) [Audiobook] [Audible] [BBC Dramatisation] [Re-listen] by J. R. R. Tolkien

Fear no Evil [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by James Patterson, narrated by Cary Hite

I Have Something to Tell You [Kindle Edition] by Susan Lewis

Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth Book 1) [Kindle Edition] by Terry Goodkind

The Last Day [Kindle Edition] by Andrew Hunter


March's entertainment

Mexico Set (Game, Set & Match Trilogy Book 2)  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Len Deighton, narrated by James Lailey

London Match (Game, Set & Match Trilogy Book 3)  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Len Deighton, narrated by James Lailey

Spy Hook (Hook, Line & Sinker Trilogy Book 1)  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Len Deighton, narrated by James Lailey

Spy Line (Hook, Line & Sinker Trilogy Book 2)  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Len Deighton, narrated by James Lailey

Spy Sinker (Hook, Line & Sinker Trilogy Book 3)  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Len Deighton, narrated by James Lailey

Faith (Faith, Hope & Charity Trilogy Book 1)  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Len Deighton, narrated by James Lailey

Hope (Faith, Hope & Charity Trilogy Book 2)  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Len Deighton, narrated by James Lailey

Charity (Faith, Hope & Charity Trilogy Book 3)  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Len Deighton, narrated by James Lailey

The Lake Vyrnwy Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition] by Simon McCleave

All My Sins Remembered [Kindle Edition] by Rosie Thomas

Cast a Diva  [Kindle Edition] [Non-fiction] by Lyndsy Spence

Mythago Wood (Mythago Cycle Book 1) [Paperback Edition] by Robert Holdstock


February's entertainment

The Locked Room (Ruth Galloway Book 14) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Elly Griffiths, narrated by Jane McDowell

The Martian Chronicles  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Ray Bradbury, narrated by Mark Boyet

Thin Air  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Michelle Paver, narrated by Daniel Weyman

The Odessa File [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Frederick Forsyth, narrated by David Rintoul

Berlin Game (Game, Set & Match Trilogy Book 1)  [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Len Deighton, narrated by James Lailley

Fool Me Twice (Hidden Norfolk Book 10) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgiesh

The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings Book 2) [Kindle Edition] [Re-read] by J. R. R. Tolkien

Spoon Fed  [Kindle Edition] [Non-fiction] by Tim Spector


January's entertainment

The Last Exodus (The Earthborn Trilogy Book 1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Paul Tassi, narrated by Victor Bevine

The Garden of Angels [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by David Hewson, narrated by Richard Armitage

The Ghost [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Robert Harris, narrated by Michael Jayston

Paul McCartney: The Biography [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Non-fiction] by Philip Norman, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Non-fiction] by Karen Karbo, narrated by Bernadette Dunne

Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Non-fiction] [Re-listen]  by Shaun Considine, narrated by January LaVoy

A Spy Among Friends [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Non-fiction] [Re-listen]  by Ben Macintyre, narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes

Ring of Spies (Richard Prince Book 3) [Kindle Edition] by Alex Gerlis

End of Spies (Richard Prince Book 4) [Kindle Edition] by Alex Gerlis

Bad Girls, Good Women [Kindle Edition] [Re-read] by Rosie Thomas

To Die For (Hidden Norfolk Book 9) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgiesh

The Grit in the Pearl [Kindle Edition] [Non-fiction] [Re-read] by Lyndsy Spence


December's entertainment

Single & Single [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by John le Carre, narrated by Michael Jayston

Mildred Pierce [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by James M. Cain, narrated by Christine Wlliams

The Purple Diaries [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by Joseph Egan, narrated by Bernadette Dunne

Old Boys (Paul Christopher Book 9) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Charles McCarry, narrated by Stefan Rudnicki

Garden of Beasts [Unabridged Audiobook] [Re-listen] [Audible] by Jeffery Deaver, narrated by Jefferson Mays

Charlie M (Charlie Muffin Book 1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Brian Freemantle, narrated by Napoleon Ryan

The Colditz Story [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by P. R. Reid, narrated by Tim Woodward

I Love this Game [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Library BorrowBox] by Patrice Evra, narrated by Patrice Evra and Ben Bailey Smith

The Heron's Cry (Two Rivers Book 2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Ann Cleeves, narrated by Jack Holden

Sea of Spies (Richard Prince Book 2) [Kindle Edition] by Alex Gerlis

Murder at St. Annes (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition] by J. R. Ellis

Bring them Home (DS Karen Hart Book 1) [Kindle Edition] by D. S. Butler

The Painted Veil [Kindle Edition] by W. Somerset Maugham


November's entertainment

No Handcuffs [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by Eddie Richardson, narrated by Karl Jenkinson, Eddie Richardson

The Snow Killings [Unabridged Audiobook] [Non-fiction] [Audible] by Marney Rich Keenan, narrated by Carrington MacDuffie

River God (Ancient Egypt #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Re-listen] [Audible] by Wilbur Smith, narrated by Mark Meadows

Murderland [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Pamela Murray, narrated by Claire Eden

The Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings Book 1) [Kindle Edition] [Re-read] by J. R. R. Tolkien

Egypt (Rai Rahotep #3) [Kindle Edition] by Nick Drake

Snow [Kindle Edition] by John Banville

Castle Shade (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes  #17) [Kindle Edition] by Laurie R. King

As Time Goes By [Paperback Edition] [Non-fiction] [Re-read] by Derek Taylor


October's entertainment

The Cove [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by L. J. Ross , narrated by Clare Corbett

The Blood Doctor [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Barbara Vine, narrated by Robert Powell

The Chimney Sweeper's Boy [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Barbara Vine, narrated by Frances Barber

Josephine: Desire, Ambition, Napoleon [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Kate Williams, narrated by Sandra Duncan

The Storyteller [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Dave Grohl, narrated by Dave Grohl

Troy [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Stephen Fry, narrated by Stephen Fry

The River Seine Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition]  by Simon McCleave

Destroying Angel (Captain Seeker Series) [Kindle Edition]  by S. G. MacLean

Widowland [Kindle Edition] by C. J. Carey

The Dinner Guest [Kindle Edition] by B. P. Walter

Prince of Spies (Richard Prince #1) [Kindle Edition]  by Alex Gerlis

New British Classics [Kindle Edition] by Gary Rhodes


September's entertainment

The House by the Lake [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Thomas Harding, narrated by Mark Meadows

City of Spies [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Mara Timon, narrated by Kristin Atherton

The Night Thief (A Jackman and Evans Investigation) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Joy Ellis, narrated by Richard Armitage

The Confession [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Jessie Burton, narrated by Hayley Atwell

The Lamplighters [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Emma Stonex, narrated by Indira Varma and Tom Burke

Traitor King [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Andrew Lownie, narrated by Andrew Lownie

The Chalet [Kindle Edition] by Catherine Cooper

The Chateau [Kindle Edition] by Catherine Cooper

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead (Rai Rahotep #1)  [Kindle Edition] by Nick Drake

Tutankhamun (Rai Rahotep #2)  [Kindle Edition] by Nick Drake

The Dead of Winter (Josephine Tey Series #9)  [Kindle Edition] by Nicola Upson

VOX [Kindle Edition] by Christina Dalcher


August's entertainment

Slightly later this month. Here goes:

Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature 1939-1951 [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by D. J. Taylor, narrated by Stephanie Racine

The War of the Worlds [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by H. G. Wells, narrated by John Banks

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by John le Carre, narrated by Michael Jayston

Witchfinder [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Andrew Williams, narrated by Richard Mitchley

The Haunted Hotel [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Wilkie Collins, narrated by Traci Svendsgaard

Death Angel (Alexandra Cooper Book 15) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Linda Fairstein, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

Terminal City (Alexandra Cooper Book 16) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Linda Fairstein, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

A Vow of Silence (Sister Joan Murder Mystery Book 1) [Kindle Edition] by Veronica Black

We Begin at the End (CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2021) [Kindle Edition] by Chris Whitaker

If Fear Wins (D I Bliss 3) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder

The Reach of Shadows (D I Bliss 4) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder

The Death of Justice (D I Bliss 5) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder


July's entertainment

Next Stop Execution [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Oleg Gordievsky, narrated by Saul Reichlin

Dune: House Atreides (Prelude to Dune Book 1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, narrated by Scott Brick

Stanley and Elsie [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Nicola Upson, narrated by Gabrielle Glaister

Westwind: The Classic Lost Thriller [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Ian Rankin, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt

The Russian [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by James Patterson and James O. Born, narrated by Ari Fiakos

House of Glass [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Hadley Freeman

How to be a Tudor [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Ruth Goodman

Bad to the Bone (DI Bliss #1) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder

The Scent of Guilt (DI Bliss #2) [Kindle Edition] by Tony J. Forder

The Conway Harbour Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition] by Simon McCleave


June's entertainment

The Secrets of Wishtide (A Laetitia Rodd Mystery #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Kate Saunders, narrated by Charlotte Strevens

The Shrine (DCI Ryan #16) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Dead Ground (Washington Poe #4) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by M. W. Craven, narrated by John Banks

Cuthbert's Way (DCI Ryan #17) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by L. J. Ross, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Cruel as the Grave (A DI Slider Mystery) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, narrated by Mark Meadows

The Whitby Murders (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition] by J. R. Ellis

Ryan's Christmas (DCI Ryan #14) [Kindle Edition] by L. J Ross

Snowblind (Dark Iceland Series) [Kindle Edition] by Ragnar Jonasson

A Dark Sin (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #8) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh


May's entertainment

Slough House (Jackson Lamb/Slough House #7) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Mick Herron, narrated by Sean Barrett

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by P. D. James, narrated by Katie Scarfe

The Skull Beneath the Skin (Cordelia Gray #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by P. D. James, narrated by Katie Scarfe

A Conspiracy of Bones (Temperance Brennan) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by Kathy Reichs, narrated by Linda Emond

Where Death Delights (Richard Pryor #1) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Bernard Knight, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

According to the Evidence (Richard Pryor #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Bernard Knight, narrated by Jonathan Keeble

Before Wallis [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition]  by Rachel Trethewey

The Napoleon of Crime [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition]  by Ben Macintyre

The Crossing (DI Louise Blackwell #1) [Kindle Edition]  by Matt Brolly

The Pact [Kindle Edition]  by Sharon Bolton


April's entertainment

Rock and Roll is Life [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by D. J. Taylor, narrated by John Banks

Magpie Lane [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Lucy Atkins, narrated by Susie Riddell

A Darker Domain [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Val McDermid, narrated by Eilidh Fraser

Sorry for the Dead (Josephine Tey Series #8) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library Libby] by Nicola Upson, narrated by Sandra Duncan

The Last Days of John Lennon [Non-fiction] [Unabridged Audiobook] [Library BorrowBox] by James Patterson with Casey Sherman, Dave Edge, narrated by Matthew Wolf, K. C. Clyde

The Windsor Faction [Kindle Edition] by D. J. Taylor

Kill Them Cold (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #7) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Victorians Undone: Tales of the flesh in the age of decorum [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Kathryn Hughes


March's entertainment

Far from the Tree [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Rob Parker, narrated by Warren Brown

Hitler's British Traitors [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Non-fiction] by Tim Tate, narrated by Saul Reichlin

Ruin Beach (DI Ben Kitto #2) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Kate Rhodes, narrated by Stephen Perring

The Berlin Spies [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Alex Gerlis, narrated by Rupert Bush

A Song for Dark Times (Rebus #23) [Unabridged Audiobook] [RB Digital] by Ian Rankin, narrated by James MacPherson

Kill our Sins (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #3) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Tell no Tales (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #4) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Hear no Evil (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #5) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

The Dead Call (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #6) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

The Menai Bridge Killings (A Snowdonia Murder Mystery) [Kindle Edition] by Simon McCleave


February's entertainment

The Waiting Room [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by F. G. Cottam, narrated by David Rintoul

The Night Hawks (Ruth Galloway series #13) [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Elly Griffiths, narrated by Jane McDowell

The King's General [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] [Re-listen] by Daphne du Maurier, narrated by Juliet Stevenson

The Riddle of the Sands [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Erskine Childers, narrated by Anton Lesser

We Know You Know [Kindle Edition] by Erin Kelly

Blood Orange [Kindle Edition] by Harriet Tyce

One Lost Soul (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #1) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh

Bury Your Past (Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series #2) [Kindle Edition] by J. M. Dalgliesh


Total apathy

Here we are still in lockdown. I must admit that my Lockdown Lethargy has morphed into more or less Total Apathy and I'm not really getting anything creative under way.  One thing that's almost finished this week is this:

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Cardigan with short sleeves knitted in two strands of Regia sock yarn (frogged from an unworn garment - can't remember what it was) which is blocked, yarn ends trimmed and ready for buttons.  Buttons are black btw - rather rubbish photo.

On the go is a crochet shawl in Wollmeise Lacegarn, colourway Barisa (from stash). Nice simple stitch pattern but I'm not happy with the way the colours are working. They're too patchy for my taste so I'll overdye the shawl once it's finished. Not sure yet what colour dye to use, probably some shade of blue which will turn the green into turquoise. On the other hand, I could go for a 'nice serviceable purple'...

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I'm slowly adding more items to my Folksy shop when I can summon up the energy to sit at the laptop. Quick preview of this week's additions which will go live by Friday - sets of six twisted ring stitchmarkers and two progress keepers.

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January's entertainment

North and South [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Elizabeth Gaskell, narrated by Juliet Stevenson

The Reunion [Unabridged Audiobook] [Audible] by Guillaume Musso, narrated by Samuel West, Cassie Layton, David Rintoul, Clare Wille

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Paul Howard

One, Two, Three, Four: The Beatles in Time [Non-fiction] [Kindle Edition] by Craig Brown

 

Thin pickings this month, I'm suffering from Lockdown Lack of Concentration...


New things

There's not much happening at Wibbo Towers these days. I'm immensely fed up with Lockdown Three and I do miss seeing my friends. I'm also slightly bored with my own four walls, lovely though they are, so I'm planning to move furniture round in the living room, starting tomorrow. I'm not sure whether this will work visually until I've done it even though all the measurements work. So I might end up having to move everything back...

On the other hand, there are new stitchmarker sets for sale in my Folksy shop.

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Clockwise from top left: Owls, Big Cats, Happy Sheep and Favourite Things. All are available in both knitting and crochet versions.