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Member: purpleelephant

CollectionsYour library (199), Currently reading (1), All collections (199)


Tagsvirago (165), biography (25), non fiction (17), short stories (13), anthology (7), women's press (5), nonfiction (5), Virago (5), history (4), poetry (4) — see all tags

MediaBook (199), Paper Book (196)

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About meAn avid reader; will read almost anything but particularly women's fiction of the 19th century. Currently working in the library at Cambridge University, writing a novel and trying to keep control of my 7 year old daughter and a manic cat.

About my libraryIt will take me the rest of my life to upload my whole library. Right now I'm starting with my Virago Collection.

Groups50 Book Challenge, Atwoodians, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Best of British, Bloggers, BookCrossers, Brits, Club Read 2009, EmilyDickinson, Feminist Theoryshow all groups

Favorite authorsIsabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Elizabeth von Arnim, Margaret Atwood, William Blake, Vera Brittain, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Emily Holmes Coleman, Stevie Davies, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Patricia Duncker, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Thomas Hardy, Winifred Holtby, A. L. Kennedy, Richard Mabey, Daphne du Maurier, Julie Myerson, Wilfred Owen, Dorothy Parker, Michele Roberts, Vita Sackville-West, Cora Sandel, Mary Shelley, Ali Smith, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Sarah Waters, Rebecca West, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAddyman Annex, Addyman Books, Books for Amnesty, David's Bookshop, Eric T. Moore Books, G. David, Galloway and Porter, Hay Castle Bookshop, Libra Aries Books, Oxfam Bookshop - Cambridge, Southwold Books, The Aldeburgh Bookshop, The Haunted Bookshop (Sarah Key Books), The Orwell Bookshop, The Poetry Bookshop, Topping & Company

Favorite librariesArbury Court Library, British Library, Cambridge University Library, London Metropolitan University - The Women's Library

Other favoritesADC Theatre, Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationCambridge UK

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 4, 2007

Currently readingPlaying Sardines by Michele Roberts

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