You've heard too much of my opinions in the last couple of days so all I have done is posted their cover photos and their details. Fin them for yourself - if you want to and make up your own minds. I have already mentioned one or two but not all. They're either historical novels or books about landscape, nature and the countryside but much more.
The Running Hare. John Lewis-Stemple:
A mix of memoir; a plea to stop kerb or ban agri-business and look, really look, around us before it's too late.
Let me Tell You About a Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher: A novel about Vincent Van Gogh - only it isn't...If you've not read anything by this fabulous writer than do read this. It is stunning. To me, this is the most outstanding novel so far of 2016. If it isn't short-listed for this years Booker, then life most definitely isn't fair.
The Ashes of London is another Tour de Force by wonderful historical crime novelist, Andrew Taylor. You can taste, smell the ashes and gaze at he devastation when a baker's shops caught fire in 1666. Immerse yourself in a slow-burning love affair between two polar opposites; a man of law and a rebellious young woman who wishes to be an architect.
Where better to fight self-destructive alcohol addiction than on Orkney?
And finally, to help heal raw wounds of recently, how about listening to this?
"Farewell to Stromness" by Peter Maxwell-Davies.