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CollectionsYour library (1,841), Currently reading (2), To read (565), Read but unowned (73), Favorites (42), All collections (1,914)

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Tagsfiction (1,254), UK (622), England (496), tbr (462), nonfiction (451), children's (239), reference (234), humour (233), illustrated (209), 1950s (201) — see all tags

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About meCurrently reading:

A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George
Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the 1950s by Virginia Nicholson

2015 Reading List
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Us by David Nicholls
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
A Night on the Orient Express by Veronica Henry
Those Who Walk Away by Patricia Highsmith
A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Fourteen Fourteens by Violet Methley
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (ABANDONED)
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Clara's Tale by Paul Péju
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Chickenfeed by Minette Walters
A Perfect Spy by John le Carré
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
The Montana Stories by Katherine Mansfield
The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Chessmen by Peter May
The Lewis Man by Peter May
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Blackhouse by Peter May
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton
The Professor of Poetry by Grace McCleen
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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)


Other favoritesHay Festival of Literature & the Arts


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Real nameHelen

LocationCornwall, UK

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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 Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George

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