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CollectionsYour library (1,859), Currently reading (2), To read (565), Read but unowned (73), Favorites (42), All collections (1,932)

Reviews60 reviews

Tagsfiction (1,255), UK (622), England (496), tbr (462), nonfiction (451), children's (239), reference (234), humour (233), illustrated (209), 1950s (201) — see all tags

MediaNot set (67), Book (1,864), Paper Book (1,361), Ebook (33), Other (1)

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About meCurrently reading:

A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the 1950s by Virginia Nicholson





2016 Reading List
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
The Widow by Fiona Barton
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (re-read)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Upstairs at the Party by Linda Grant
Pied Piper by Nevil Shute
Play It Again: An Amateur Against The Impossible by Alan Rusbridger
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (abandoned)
The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys

About my libraryMy library contains mostly fiction, with lots of women authors and mainly British authors. I love literature of the 1930s and '40s, especially if it's funny. I also own a good number of children's books, and have a special fondness for ones with beautiful illustrations.

GroupsBas Bleu, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Best of British, Blitz Books: the WWII British Home Front, 1938 to 1945, Book Clubs, Brits, BritWit, Cornish books, Etiquette and Manners, IRATEshow all groups

Favorite authorsEdward Ardizzone, Jane Austen, Ludwig Bemelmans, E. F. Benson, Michael Bond, Elizabeth Bowen, Helen Bradley, Truman Capote, Laurie Colwin, Noël Coward, E. M. Delafield, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Elizabeth George, Margaret Halsey, Oscar Hijuelos, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Jerome K. Jerome, Molly Keane, W. P. Kinsella, Anne Lamott, Hugh Lofting, Katherine Mansfield, Armistead Maupin, Daphne du Maurier, George Du Maurier, Mary McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Christopher Morley, E. Nesbit, Mary Norton, Dorothy Parker, S. J. Perelman, Gwen Raverat, Ruth Rendell, Jean Rhys, Saki, Dorothy L. Sayers, David Sedaris, R. C. Sherriff, Dodie Smith, Julia Strachey, Elizabeth Taylor, Josephine Tey, Angela Thirkell, Dylan Thomas, James Thurber, Barbara Euphan Todd, John Kennedy Toole, Sue Townsend, Sarah Waters, Winifred Watson, Evelyn Waugh, Edith Wharton, T. H. White, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

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Other favoritesHay Festival of Literature & the Arts

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Real nameHelen

LocationCornwall, UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 25, 2006

Currently readingPerfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story Of Women In The 1950s by Virginia Nicholson
A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman

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