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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee Thought we could post book lists here for when you just can't decide what to read next (not that this group seems to suffer from that problem)

message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee The Virago Modern Classics List


Virago is 40 this year - there are so many books on this list that I would like to read

message 3: by Lee (last edited Aug 24, 2013 03:01PM) (new)

Lee The Persephone Book List

William – an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
Mariana by Monica Dickens*
Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
Fidelity by Susan Glaspell
An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 by Etty Hillesum
The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski
The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes by Mollie Panter-Downes
Few Eggs and No Oranges by Vere Hodgson
Good Things in England by Florence White
Julian Grenfell by Nicholas Mosley
It’s Hard to be Hip Over Thirty by Judith Viorst
Consequences by E.M. Delafield
Farewell Leicester Square by Betty Miller
Tell It To a Stranger by Elizabeth Berridge
Saplings by Noel Streatfeild
Marjory Fleming by Oriel Malet
Every Eye by Isobel English
They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple
A Woman’s Place: 1910-75 by Ruth Adam
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
Consider The Years by Virginia Graham
Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy
Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton
The Montana Stories by Katherine Mansfield
Brook Evans by Susan Glaspell
The Children Who Lived in a Barn by Eleanor Graham
Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski
The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll
A House in the Country by Jocelyn Playfair
The Carlyles at Home by Thea Holme
The Far Cry by Emma Smith
Minnie’s Room: The Peacetime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes by Mollie Panter-Downes
Greenery Street by Denis Mackail
Lettice Delmer by Susan Miles
The Runaway by Elizabeth Anna Hart
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey
Manja by Anna Gmeyner
The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
Hostages to Fortune by Elizabeth Cambridge
The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
The Wise Virgins by Leonard Woolf
Tea With Mt Rochester by Frances Towers
Good Food on the Aga by Ambrose Heath
Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd
The New House by Lettice Cooper
The Casino by Margareth Bonham
Bricks and Mortar by Helen Ashton
The World That Was Ours by Hilda Bernstein
Operation Heartbreak by Duff Cooper
The Village by Marghanita Laski
Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary by Ruby Ferguson
They Can’t Ration These by Vicomte De Mauduit
Flush by Virginia Woolf
They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple
The Hopkins Manuscript by RC Sherriff
Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson
There Were No Windows by Norah Hoult
Doreen by Barbara Noble
A London Child of the 1870s by Molly Hughes
How To Run Your Home Without Help by Kay Smallshaw
Princess in the Land by Joanna Cannan
The Woman Novelist and Other Stories by Diana Gardner
Alas, Poor Lady by Rachel Ferguson
Gardener’s Nightcap by Muriel Stuart
The Fortnight in September by RC Sherriff
The Expendable Man by Dorothy B Hughes
Journal by Katherine Mansfield
Plats Du Jour by Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd
The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett
House-Bound by Winifred Peck
The Young Pretenders by Edith Henrietta Fowler
The Closed Door and Other Stories by Dorothy Whipple
On the Other Side: Letters to my Children from Germany 1940-46 by Mathilde Wolff-Mönckeberg
The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby
Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting by Penelope Mortimer
A Very Great Profession by Nicole Beauman
Round About a Pound a Week by Maud Pember Reeves
The Country Housewife’s Book by Lucy H Yates
Miss Buncle’s Book by DE Stevenson
Amours de Voyage by Arthur Hugh Clough
Making Conversation by Christine Longford
A New System of Domestic Cookery by Mrs Rundell
High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
To Bed With Grand Music by Marghanita Laski
Dimanche and Other Stories by Irène Némirovsky
Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon
The Mystery of Mrs Blencarrow by Mrs Oliphant
The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens
Miss Buncle Married by DE Stevenson
Midsummer Night in the Workhouse by Diana Athill
The Sack of Bath by Adam Fergusson
No Surrender by Constance Maud
Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple
Dinners for Beginners by Rachel and Margaret Ryan
Harriet – Elizabeth Jenkins
A Writer’s Diary – Virginia Woolf
Patience - John Coates
The Persephone Book of Short Stories

Persephone mainly publish long neglected books - that often turn out to be little gems . Another list I could move on mass to my to read list.

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message 5: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
The Virago's and the Persephone's look lovely don't they? I want to read them but am afraid to start my collecting mania off - seeing as I have just quit one job for another that isn't secure and pays less, its probably not a great idea!

message 6: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments If you have the same book obsession as me Laurel I bet you have just as big a TBR shelf. Now that's a thought for a thread - books we bought because we just had to read them but we haven't actually read them, yet

message 7: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Lol - yeah I've got loads!

message 8: by Lee (new)

Lee Don't talk to me about compulsive book buying! Or enormous to read piles!!! Actually that idea of a thread for listing books we own but haven't got round to reading yet is an excellent one - at least for me - I don't know half the things I've got on my kindle for a start.
I think I'll start a folder where anyone who wants can start their own list.

message 9: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Yeah, I like it, then we can be nosey and see what's on people's shelves ;)

message 10: by Lee (new)

Lee Links to some publishers websites

Canongate Books

Virago Books

Peirene Press - a very new publisher of contemporary European fiction

Penguin Books

message 11: by Lee (last edited Sep 11, 2013 04:45AM) (new)

Lee Here's a link to a list of 20 literary blogs


message 12: by Lee (new)

Lee Not all of them seem to work - but the following do and might be worth a look
This Space
Blog of a Book Slut
Eve,s Alexandria
The Guardians Book Bog
So Many Books

message 13: by Lee (new)

Lee Here's another collection of uk book blogs

message 14: by Lee (new)

Lee A link to the Pushkin Press website

message 15: by Lee (new)

Lee Sorry- pressed done, before I'd finished - here's the link


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