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Jutland Cottage by Angela Thirkell
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Paintbox Summer by Betty Cavanna
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Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman
"One goodreader calls this Mansion Porn; oh yes. Mansion Porn, Rich People Porn, this book gives you plenty of time to consider how you'd behave so much more appropriately if gifted with $15 million dollars, if only some rich old woman would give y..." Read more of this review »
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The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
The Swans of Fifth Avenue
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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I just couldn't get into it. The photos are fun in theory but, once I got past the cover, they did more to pull me out of the story than draw me into it. In some photos the eras seemed all wrong (Edwardian and 1920s images supposed to be from 1940), ...more
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Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield
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A re-read. Bridget Jones's predecessor never fails to amuse.
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William Roughead
“They say that even of a good thing you can have too much. But I doubt it. True, such good things as sunbathing, beer, and tobacco may be intemperately pursued to the detriment of their devotees; yet, to my mind, one cannot have too much of a good murder.”
William Roughead, Classic Crimes

Steve Martin
“Through the years, I have learned there is no harm in charging oneself up with delusions between moments of valid inspiration.”
Steve Martin, Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

Rebecca West
“Now I recall my emotions at that moment, children seem to me a remarkable race. They want so much to murder so many people, and they so rarely murder anybody at all.”
Rebecca West

Billie Burke
“Sin in the theater, I can observe now, is comparable to education in a university: it is there for those who wish to take advantage of it, but fewer do than you might suspect.”
Billie Burke

186082 My Favorite True Crime Book Club — 332 members — last activity Jul 26, 2016 08:45AM
This is a book club for fans of the My Favorite Murder Podcast with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. http://www.feralaudio.com/show/my-favorite- ...more
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