My Last Duchess – Daisy Goodwin

My Last Duchess - Daisy Goodwin

Cora Cash (get it?!), a 1890s New York society “princess”, travels to Europe with her mother in search of an aristocratic husband (most likely in need of her cash). She gets as far as Dorset, gets knocked off her horse and ends up marrying a Duke.

All a bit Mills & Boon, but fine for easy reading on trek in Nepal.

Author’s webpage: My Last Duchess – Daisy Goodwin

Purity – Jonathan Franzen

Purity - Jonathan Franzen
Purity – Jonathan Franzen

Too big to finish before I head off to Nepal. And too big to take with me.

If I’d been gripped, then perhaps I would have made time to finish it, or made space in my hand baggage.

I’ve got to the end of the first section, and twenty something California graduate Pip with her complicated family, odd ball flatmates and dead end job is interesting enough, but rather too familiar from TV.

Publisher page: Purity – Jonathan Franzen