Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 288 pages.

The Great Fortune - Olivia Manning

Even tho I enjoyed the start of She Died a Lady, I needed a little break from detective stories last night and figured that there is never a bad time to try Harriet Walter's narration of a book.


So, I am extra pleased to say that I think Manning's Balkan trilogy may be something that works for me just as brilliantly as Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End series. I listened to the book for about 40 minutes before falling asleep and I cannot wait to get my hands on a print version to read along. 


I hope to share some quotes later, but I love Manning's observations. 


After all of the "telling rather than showing" messes I've encountered over the last month, this book seems such a precious find. 


Also, Harriet Walter.

It's a really good narration of the story. I may have grabbed the other two books in the trilogy over my second morning coffee. 

Well, and reading the SC ruling this morning, it's been a really good morning all round. 


Long may it last.