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TagsRead (246), Virago Modern Classics (76), Persephone (57), Virago Modern Classics - Read (46), Persephone - Read (29), Virago Title (20), Virago Title - Read (18), New York Review Books Classics (1) — see all tags

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About meI am a transplanted New Zealander, and have lived all over the world. I am now 60 and live with my son (18) in New Jersey. Books are my one real vice, and I usually have two or three on the go at any one time. If I had a lot of money I would live between my apartment in Manhattan and my villa in the South of France. :) But I don't, so I make do with the 'burbs and living vicariously through books.

About my libraryVery pared down from what it used to be. I now keep only those books I know I will read again, or which I treasure for sentimental reasons. I read mysteries for relaxation and good lit for intellectual stimulation. I am very attracted to women's lit from the interwar years, especially anything that involves politics, travel and trains - an example would be Singing Waters by Ann Bridge wherein a 20-something British socialite drops off the Orient Express, and sets off to explore Albania. I am also deeply attracted to American Jewish fiction of any era, but especially NY in the 40's to 60's. And did I mention anything about nuns, and the back of the Cornflake box if nothing else is available...

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, New York Review Books, Persephone Readers, Virago Modern Classics

Real nameBarbara

LocationNew Jersey

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Member sinceNov 8, 2008

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Thank you so much!
Oh wow! Thanks so much!

I'd like:
Without My Cloak - Kate O'Brien
The Solitary Summer - Von Arnim
A Wreath of Roses - Elizabeth Taylor
Year Before Last - Kay Boyle
The Wild Geese - Boland
A View Of The Harbour-Elizabeth Taylor

They're just beat up right? Not falling off the spine or anything?
Just a note to say we will be leaving for London Monday. I've not mentioned the trip on the VMC boards because although I would love to get together with VMC friends, there is no time this year. With Chuck along for the first time he can travel in almost two years, our calendar is full.

Take care and talk to you after Aug 25.



Will send your book as soon as I get back.
Thanks again. Speedy service, too!
Thank you for that link. That was very sweet of you to take the time to do that for me.
I think I am off to see about setting up an account.
later dayz,
Right, don't think about that. It will only depress you and we don't want that for goodness sake.
I think I am going to join Book Mooch, Paperback Swap and Book Crossings. And if after a week or 10 days, "Frost in May" isn't picked up on the Virago site, I may just set her free in the wild. Someone, somewhere will enjoy her. I think most members have her already.
Well, than you again. It has been pleasant chatting with you. I will meet you on the threads.
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