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THOMAS HARDY: THE TIME-TORN MAN by CLAIRE TOMALIN
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TagsCrime Fiction (101), Classic Fiction (81), 19th Century (74), U.S.A (68), English Literature (41), Comic Fiction (40), Literary Criticism (37), Historical Fiction (25), Fiction (24), Medieval Poetry (20) — see all tags
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.
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...?
Real nameMaura Coleman
LocationMaidstone, Kent, UK
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceAug 3, 2011
Currently readingWar and Peace. Leo Tolstoy by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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