Reading progress update: I've read 6 out of 256 pages.

The Mortal Storm - Phyllis Bottome

I'm having an under-the-weather paracetamol & duvet day. 

 

The Mortal Storm (1937) is meant to be Bottome's most important work. It is off to a good start but if it takes a very bleak turn I may switch to Devil's Due, which has a character based on Ian Fleming in it. :D