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CollectionsYour library (1,136), To read (31), Currently reading (1), All collections (1,136)

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Tags20th century (486), english fiction (408), unread (160), biography (124), poetry (79), german (71), history (66), humour (53), american (51), short stories (47) — see all tags

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About meI'm a big fan of women writers from the first part of the twentieth century: Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Townsend Warner, E M Delafield, Nancy Mitford and so on. The pile of Persephone books is growing steadily.

About my libraryIt's pretty much all there now except for a few odds and ends.

GroupsBrighton and Hove, E. F. Benson, Persephone Readers, Virago Modern Classics


Real nameTanya

LocationBrighton, UK

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Member sinceFeb 4, 2007

Currently readingCrescendo by Ethel Mannin

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I'm envious !.. Would love to see Knole . Actually we are planning to head that way in the fall :) . Sissinghurst is also on the schedule as well as Firle , Rodmell . Can't wait
I studied German in college (well, actually I have a Master's in German literature) but I've been away from it a very long time. My all-time favorite still in Lenz's play, Danton's Tod--way ahead of its time. Brecht is good--i teach Mutter Courage to my twelfth graders and that's as close as I get to still "doing German lit". I think it was your covers that I looked at a few days ago--very nostalgic to see the German publishers there in front of my eyes again. Which makes me remember the German bookstore in Los Angeles that I'd forgotten about where I went in my college-day visits to town.

Catalpas always catch my attention because I associate them with Lady Gregory's garden in near Gort which is one of my very favorite places in the west of Ireland.

Cheers to all the wonderful and such varied things each of us finds interesting! That is endlessly fascinating to me, how various each of us is.

Oh, my, what and where is that tree? Lovely!
Hi Catalpa,
I read your review of Loving without Tears this afternoon and had to ask an Irish acquaintance about carnation rabbit. He described it as rabbit baked in a mix of Carnation canned milk, mushroom soup, and cheddar cheese.
Hi Catalpa, thanks for the message about Dorothy Whipple, I must get around to reading it ;)

I see from your profile that there is a Brighton & Hove Group. I am currently living in the US, but originally hail from Sussex. Fellow LT Peter Brown posted an interesting piece regarding the cover of one of the Virago books here. You may have already seen it, but if you haven't it may interest you.
Thanks, Catalpa, for adding my library. Anyone who gives '1066 and all that' a 5* rating is all right by me! And you have reminded me I want to get the life of Dodie Smith and Jessica Mitford's letters, as well as alerting me to quite a few early 20C novels I should look out for. I shall drop in regularly.
I'm charmed indeed, Tanya, that you added my library to your list.
It looks like we are all in great company! Looking forward to seeing
more of you in the VMC and Persephone Groups!
Hi there - you've thrown me into confusion (well a bit of confusion anyway...!) I would be very happy to own a copy of The Element of Lavishness, but I don't. I haven't read it either. What's it like?
Hi Tanya - I see you've got a copy of Sylvia Townsend Warner's The Flint Anchor. I wondered if you could tell me what it's like? I'm a fan of STW but haven't managed to get hold of a copy of it yet.

PS there is an LT Virago Modern Classics group you might be interested in if you haven't come across it already.
A slightly belated welcome to LT! Nice to see we have quite a number of books in common - including my very favourite, Miss Pettigrew. If you like Persephone books, you might consider joining the LT Persephone group.
I think your library is lacking a healthy dose of Victorian nonsense. Cxxx
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