9. The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert
10. A Life in Questions - Jeremy Paxman
11. Way Station - Clifford D. Simak
12. The Lost Girls - Heather Young
13. William the Conqueror - Richmal Crompton. Thirteen stories of 1920s mayhem with Just William and his loyal Outlaws getting up to all sorts of mischief. Great fun.
14. Jacquot and the Fifteen - Martin O'Brien
Not a bad mix of books, one excellent autobiography, one crime, one science fiction and I'm not sure how to categorise the other three... historical fiction and children's I imagine. Every single book was enjoyable, several of them outstandingly so. Thus I'm really struggling to pick a favourite. My head says The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert or The Lost Girls by Heather Young because both were so good. But really... when it comes down to it my heart tells me that this one had a very tiny edge:
I do love Martin O'Brien's Daniel Jacquot crime series, set in the south of France. So well written with a gorgeous sense of place and 'food'. Wonderful.