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- Aug 31, 2006
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- About My Library
- Mostly fiction, but with good sprinkling of history and biography. Lots of women authors and mainly British writing. I collect Persephones, Virago Modern Classics, Virago Travellers and more besides.
My library is what I own and can locate - there are always a good few books around the house waiting to be found a home and catalogued.
- About Me
- I read to live other lives and visit other worlds. I have been doing it for as long as I remember and it is as natural as breathing now.
I live on the Cornish coast, I have been struck down by motor neurone disease #MND, but I will still be reading books and looking out for lovely things for as long as I can.
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- Favorite Authors
- Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth von Arnim, Kate Atkinson, Jane Austen, Anita Brookner, Angela Carter, Victoria Clayton, Wilkie Collins, Barbara Comyns, March Cost, E.M. Delafield, R. F. Delderfield, Dorothy Dunnett, George Eliot, Pamela Frankau, Tana French, Elizabeth Gaskell, Rumer Godden, Elizabeth Goudge, Thomas Hardy, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Margaret Kennedy, Marghanita Laski, Michelle Lovric, Oriel Malet, Daphne du Maurier, Kate O'Brien, Sharon Kay Penman, Margery Sharp, Howard Spring, G. B. Stern, Mary Stewart, Rosemary Sutcliff, Elizabeth Taylor, E. Temple Thurston, Barbara Trapido, Anthony Trollope, Frances Vernon, Leo Walmsley, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Sarah Waters, Mary Webb, Mary Wesley, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Dorothy Whipple, Lucy Wood, Émile Zola
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