Books read in July:
A fairly mindless piece of fluff … didn’t have the strongest storyline but suited me for a bit of nighttime reading…
I realiSed partway through that I read this a couple of years ago (in paper form)…. decided to keep reading because I remembered enjoying it – and it’s a delightful bounce into the flapper era, with a women in an unusual role. Enough twists and turns to keep you guessing – and just really an enjoyable read!
I’ve read the previous new novels in this series – and this one felt like the characters were more truly bedded in – so even more enjoyable than the others. There’s an opportunity to pop across to the States and follow up some stories over there, plenty more twists and turns as the various stories emerge and are largely sorted by the end … a few dangling tails left – ready for the next book, I guess!
I really enjoyed the last 3, and I’m off work trying to adjust to new medication/with a cold, so wanted something enjoyable to read. The books have fun characters – and there’s some decent twists and turns in the story. Clear historical research has been done – and author has a section at the end where explains thinking process and where may have embedded ‘real’ people and exercised artistic licence!
Actually downloaded this by mistake as was reminding myself haven’t yet read Generation M! Then sat down to read it – and read through it in 2 sittings (if hadn’t needed to sleep would have been one). Now feel like I know a lot more about Islam/Muslim ‘life’ in the U.K. The focus was largely on the search for a husband, but there were lots of other important times – including 9/11 (and the visibility of wearing a headscarf – how politicised that became), and as someone of Christian faith – interesting to see where there are overlaps and differences. Feel like I learnt a lot and enjoyed myself.
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.