A mixed bag this month.

I read a number of Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy books as a teenager so “The Queen’s Confession” was a blast from the past.  It’s the fictional autobiography of Marie Antoinette – a good read.

I recommend also the updated Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid – very witty and well written.

Finally, and to make up the numbers “An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire” by Manda Collins, set in Victorian times but with modern language.