I thought it would be fun to read this series, since there is a British TV show based on it that looks interesting. But after reading the following, I'm done: Hildegard Staunton was paler than he remembered from her husband's funeral. Her short hair was blonde and curly; her eyes were large and green. Her eyebrows were pencil-thin and she wore no lipstick; as a result, her face looked as if her feelings had been washed away. So, it's only possible to read feelings on a woman's face if she's wearing lipstick? I had no idea! If the book had been written in the '50s or something, I probably could have overlooked this, but no, it was published in 2012. I may be overreacting, but there's a lot of good stuff to read and this time, I choose not to spend my time on something that implies that women absolutely must wear makeup or they can't get along in society.
Louise Rafkin likes to clean, so after getting her degree in Comparative Literature, she decided to become a professional house cleaner. In this book , she tells of her own experiences cleaning and interviews others who clean. It’s entertaining and short, which in this case is a good thing, because while it’s a fun read, there’s just enough material for a slightly shorter book.
I've now been several times to the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool and it's my favorite cathedral here, and one of the nicest modern-style churches I've been to anywhere. It's beautiful, with interesting tapestries and carvings, many small chapels off to the side each with different character, purpose, and dedication, and a nice large main worship area. Pope John Paul II led mass there in 1982. I felt it more successfully brought a sense of reverence and worship than many other cathedrals I've visited.