The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

Original book title: The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Orion, 408 pages
Year of publication2006
Format: Hardcover
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time and when I finally did I was not disappointed! This novel is well written, mysterious and beautiful at the same time. Continue reading

Bellman & Black – Diane Setterfield

Bellman & Black - Diane Setterfield

Original book title: Bellman & Black
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Atria Books, 328 pages
Year of publication: 2013
Format: Hardcover
Language: English

This book is part of my 2015 reading challenge

I was curious about Diane Setterfield for a long time and always wanted to read something of hers.

When I saw the cover of Bellman & Black I just had to buy it. This book is about William Bellman, who as a child killed a shiny black rook with a catapult; little did he know that this little mistake would bring on consequences in his adult life. At first his life seems blessed – he has a happy marriage, beautiful children and a successful business. But that doesn’t last forever, one by one people around him die and at each funeral, he see a strange man in black, smiling at him. One night William gets drunk and stumbles to his wife’s fresh grave and there this stranger in black is waiting for him. He has a proposition, a mysterious business called “Bellman & Black”.

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