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CollectionsYour library (758), Currently reading (4), To read (12), Favorites (16), All collections (758)

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Tagshistorical mystery (21), 19th century (20), English mystery (18), aristocracy (16), Victorian (15), 18th century (14), Classics (12), London (12), Victorian mystery (10), England (10) — see all tags

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About my libraryI'm more or less an Anglophile; my primary love is pre-WWII Brit lit (Or anything SET in the 1920's and back). I enjoy a number of modern authors: Anthony Burgess, Anthony Powell, Bret Easton Ellis and Thomas Pynchon are all great. I'm a big fan of John Cheever and Scott Fitzgerald's short stories, along with anything by Nancy Mitford, Ian Fleming, and Evelyn Waugh. My favorite book is probably Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, or Pynchon's Mason & Dixon (tho oddly I never warmed to Against the Day). I have pretty eccentric taste, though I'm a sucker for Historical fiction (and plain history) and any mystery that takes place in an English country house.

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, Almack's, Anglophiles, Baker Street and Beyond, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Fine Press Forum, Folio Society Devotees, Franklin Library Collectors, Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteriesshow all groups

Favorite authorsJames Boswell, Raymond Chandler, Michael Dirda, Arthur Conan Doyle, Georgette Heyer, Leslie S. Klinger, Frederick Nebel, Marcel Proust, Thomas Pynchon, John Swartzwelder, Jenny Uglow, Evelyn Waugh (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceApr 25, 2008

Currently readingThe Diary of Samuel Pepys, Vol. 2: 1661 by Samuel Pepys
Boswell: The Ominous Years, 1774-1776 (The Yale editions of the private papers of James Boswell) by James Boswell
The Waning of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga
The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust

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