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About meOnce started a Masters in the 18th century novel (didn't finish, work got in the way); very interested in literature for older children and young adults. Susceptible to first editions but really can't afford them.
Other obsessions: my dogs, gardening, historical dance, folklore of the British Isles.
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About my libraryEclectic and escapist; lots of fantasy and science fiction, Gothic novels, Jane Austen, the much under-rated Georgette Heyer, Canadian literature, crime fiction of the 1920s to 1970s. Children's literature and early 20th century writing (especially by women). I'm cataloguing the library by room, and it's going pretty slowly, but it means I don't have to make a decision yet about whether to include my husband's books.

I also have an occasional blog about children's literature at:

GroupsBarbara Pym, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bits for Brits, E. F. Benson, FantasyFans, Persephone Readers, ReadaThing, Virago Modern Classics

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Neil Gaiman, Alan Garner, William Gibson, Linda Gillard, Elizabeth Goudge, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Georgette Heyer, John Masefield, William Mayne, Garth Nix, Mervyn Peake, Barbara Pym, Dorothy L. Sayers, Angela Thirkell, James Thurber, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Connie Willis (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarter Books, Berrydin Books, Persephone Books, Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road

Favorite librariesBerwick Library

Other favoritesLennoxlove House


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Real nameJodie

LocationNorthumberland, UK

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Member sinceMay 9, 2007

Currently readingUnderground England: Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country by Stephen Smith
The Life of the Fields (Gift Books) by Richard Jefferies
'In Our Day...': Reminiscences and Songs from Rural Perthshire by Margaret Bennett
Degrees of Freedom: Early Novels of Iris Murdoch by A.S. Byatt
Complete Nonsense by Mervyn Peake
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