“If you want to change the world…”

Dear Claire,   I hope you are fully recovered now and enjoying some early summer sunshine. After a thoroughly wet and chilly spring, the days are finally beginning to warm up here – happily, because it's graduation season! This is the time when commencement speakers share their advice with all those graduates about to embark…

Staircase 9 17 June Bookshelf

Staircase 9 17's  Bookshelf choice for June is       The Duke's Children, the last of Anthony Trollope's novels about the Palliser family and their circle.  The plot has a dash of Downton Abbey and it's an immersive read, full of engaging characters.