A good read

A totally idiosyncratic list of books I have enjoyed that; nothing to do with Maths or teaching!

1. The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Harold goes out to post a letter and doesn't stop walking. An absolutely brilliant read I was totally gripped by this odd, but very moving story.

2. Death At La Fenice: (Brunetti 1) by Donna Leon.
Venice, Italian food, family life and murder, what more could you ask from a book? This is the first Brunetti book, but start anywhere in the series and you'll not be disappointed. Read this as the first and it will not be your last.

3. Cocktail Time by P. G. Wodehouse
Any book by Wodehouse is worth reading. we are familiar with Jevees and Wooster, Blandings will this is about one of his lesser known, but just as brilliant, comic creations Uncle Fred.

4. Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd
Two friends rate this as their favourite book. I am not one to argue with them.

5. The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) by Andrea Camilleri

The whole series of books featuring Montalbano is fabulous. The more you read the further immersed in the characters until you can't wait to but the next one. Read in order to fully appreciate the characters development.

6. The Fear Index by Robert Harris
Alex Hoffman is ultra rich, based in Geneva, he has developed a revolutionary system that has the power to manipulate financial markets. 

Generating billions of dollars, it is a system that thrives on panic - and feeds on fear. Then an intruder breaks into his house.

Truly riveting.