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Member: Maura49

CollectionsYour library (798), Wishlist (22), Currently reading (4), To read (8), Read but unowned (13), Favorites (15), All collections (811)

Reviews25 reviews

TagsCrime Fiction (98), Classic Fiction (81), 19th Century (74), U.S.A (65), English Literature (41), Comic Fiction (40), Literary Criticism (35), Historical Fiction (25), Fiction (24), Travel (20) — see all tags

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About meI am a former children's librarian, now returned to the UK after several years living in The Netherlands. I am looking forward to having more English Language books available to me. Through an LT site I have discovered that here in Kent I live near the ' largest second-hand bookshop in England...' so I shall be exploring that.
I knew about "Library Thing" for ages and am pleased I have taken the plunge and joined up. It has been one of the big pleasures in my ex-pat life and I look forward to more exploration and involvement in the site in the future.

About my libraryI have a collection which I call varied but others might refer to as a hotchpotch. Quite a few books have come from bookclubs, the best being my books from Folio, beautiful to handle and a joy for a lover of classic 19th century novels like myself. I also enjoy crime novels and have masses of paperbacks in this genre. Finally I love travel literature and I have quite a few books by such masters in the genre as Paul Theroux and Colin Thubron. Gavin Young is also a big favourite.

GroupsBBC Radio 4 Listeners, Brits, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, It's a LondonThing, Old Mystery & Detective Club, The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse), Trollope lovers unite or fight, Victoriana, What the Dickens...?

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Charles Dickens, Sue Grafton, Mary Stewart, Paul Theroux, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

Favorite listsBest of Travel Narratives, Classics you know you should have read but probably haven't, The Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read

Real nameMaura Coleman

LocationMaidstone, Kent, UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 3, 2011

Currently readingGhost Train To the Eastern Star by PAUL Theroux
War and Peace. Leo Tolstoy by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
The personal history and experience of David Copperfield the younger by Charles Dickens
The Silent Traveller in London (Lost & Found Classic Travel Writing) (Lost & Found Classic Travel Writing) by Chiang Yee

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