I took 7 books away with me but only read 5: Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca (wonderful); Francis Elliott's biography of David Cameron (very interesting); The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency (excellent, poetic and easy to read); Claire Tomalin's biography of Thomas Hardy (my holiday favourite - nearly 800 pages of a brilliantly written insight into quite possibly one of the UK's best writer of fiction and, often forgotten, poetry); and finally Alastair Campbell's diaries (it pains me to have paid money into his pension pot but it was quite an interesting, albeit sometimes read with total scepticism, account of his time with Blair).
And whilst I was away -
- the Maidstone A&E petition closed with nearly 6000 signatures but as far as I am aware no decision has been taken by the Secretary of State yet
- Kent Cricket Club won its first trophy in ages with a win in the 20/20 cup, and
- Tottenham lost their opening match of the season conceding a last minute goal - plus ca change?