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Books Read in 2017

  • Dot May Dunn - Christmas Around the Village Green (pub.2015) memories of her life as a small child in a Derbyshire Village 1940-45.
  • Anne Cholawo - Island on the Edge, A Life on Soay (pub 2016). Her life on a small  Scottish island from 1990 up to date.
  • Rachel Joyce -  A Snow Garden and Other Stories(pub 2015). Short stories linked together.  
  • Georgette Heyer - Snowdrift and Other Stories (pub 1960 and 2016) Regency romance - short stories
  • Angela Thirkell - Miss Bunting (originally published 1945) Fiction, one of the Barsetshire series.
  • Mabel Esther Allen - The Wyndhams went to Wales (originally published 1948) Children's Fiction
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner - Scenes of Childhood (originally published between 1936 & '73) Memoir
  • Carola Dunn - Buried in the Country (2016) Crime Fiction set in 1970's Cornwall 
  • Elly Griffiths - The Blood Card (2016) Crime Fiction set in 1950s Brighton
  • Bernard Knight - Mistress Murder (2016 originally published 1966) Crime Fiction 
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner - The Corner That Held Them (Originally Published 1948) Fiction
  • Anne Perry - A Christmas Message (Pub. 2016) Historical Crime Novella
  • Angela Thirkell - Peace Breaks Out ( originally published 1947) Fiction, one of the Barsetshire series
  • Bernard Knight - The Expert (originally published 1976) Crime Fiction
  • Angela Thirkell -Pomfret Towers (originally published 1938) Fiction - a re-reading
  • Rafaella Barker - Come and Tell Me Some Lies (published 1994) Fiction
  •  George Bellairs - The Dead Shall be Raised (originally published 1942) British Library Crime Classic, reprinted 2016
  • Rennie Airth - The Death of Kings (pub.2017) Crime fiction, 5th in series, set in 1949
March -
  • Angela Thirkell - Three Score Years and Ten (published 1961) The very last of her Barsetshire fiction series
  • Christopher Somerville – The January Man. (Pub 2017) A year of walks round the UK in which the author remembers the walks he had with his late father. 
  • Michael Alexander - Confessions of a school nurse.(Published 2015) A Male nurse in an exclusive co-educational international boarding school in the French Alps. Supposedly Non Fiction biography but I'm not sure!)
  • E.Nesbit - The Lark (originally published 1922. A Furrowed Middlebrow/Dean Street Press reprint)Adult Fiction by the author more well known for The Railway Children. A light-hearted story about two young girls learning how to earn a living.
  • Hilary Burden - A Story of Seven Summers, Life in The Nuns' House.  Non Fiction (pub.2012) Hilary Burden was a high flying journalist based in London when she decided to return to Tasmania. To live simply and grow a garden.
  • Agatha Christie - Problem at Pollensa Bay. A collection of short mystery stories. Featuring her characters Harley Quin and Parker Pyne. (Published 2013)
  • Rory Clements - Corpus. A thriller set in Cambridgeshire in 1936. Fiction (published 2017) The approaching war and abdication are involved.
  • Noel Streatfield - The Winter is Past.(Originally Published 1940 Reprinted by Grey Ladies 2015) A Fictional story of women left behind in an English Country House during the war, coping with changes in class and society
  • Frances Faviell - A Chelsea Concerto-Non Fiction.( Originally Published 1959 A Furrowed Middlebrow /Dean Street Press reprint) A Brilliant but horrifying account of the London Blitz as it affected the author who was doing voluntary work at a First Aid Post. 
  • Megan Westley - Living on the Home Front. Non-Fiction (Published 2013). A Young journalist tries to live in 2013 as life would have been during WWII. She uses the rations available and tries to grow some of her own vegetables. An interesting though slightly naive ( I felt) look at how things were for people between 1939 and 1945.
  • Agatha Christie - While the Light Lasts. ( Published 2016) Crime Fiction A collection of nine of her early short stories, different types of crime and mysteries. 
  • R.C.Sherriff  - The Fortnight in September. Fiction (Originally Published in 1931. Persephone reprint in 2006). A story of the Stevens' family holiday to Bognor in which nothing much happens yet it is brilliant. 
  • Chris Nickson - The Iron Water. (Published 2016). Historical Crime Fiction set in late 19th century Leeds. Fifth in a series                     


  1. Haven't thought to check your "books read" list recently. I always enjoy your book thoughts.
    I was going to recommend The Dove Grey Reader's blog, but then realised you read it anyway. I love reading these things - but the problem is, the more time spent reading them means less time to actually read books!

  2. Love the look of your book list........thank you.........always good to get recommendations. Most impressed with how many books you get through!

  3. Love the look of your book list........thank you.........always good to get recommendations. Most impressed with how many books you get through!