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  1. Miracle on Regents Street, Ali Harris (January)
  2. The Fashion in Shrouds, Margery Allingham (January)
  3. Dying on Principle, Judith Cutler (January)
  4. Death in Italy, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  5. St Simon Square, Frances Hamilton (January)
  6. Life Sentence, Judith Cutler (January)
  7. The Gentle Art of Knitting, Jane Brocket (January)
  8. When Last I Died, Gladys Mitchell (January)
  9. The Mystery Began in Madeira, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  10. In the Midst of Life, Jennifer Worth (January)
  11. The Little Missus, Elinor M Brent Dyer (January)*
  12. Dying by Degrees, Judith Cutler (January)
  13. Bertie May and Mrs Fish, Xandra Bingley (February)
  14. Five Farthings, Monica Redlich (February)*
  15. The Poison Pen, Patricia Wentworth (February)
  16. The Silent Pool, Patricia Wentworth (February)
  17. The Help, Kathryn Stockett (February)
  18. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth (February)*
  19. Shadows of the Workhouse, Jennifer Worth (February)*
  20. Farewell to the East End, Jennifer Worth (March)
  21. A Nurse in Action, Evelyn Prentiss (March)
  22. One for the Money Janet Evanovich (March)*
  23. Bedpans and Bobby Socks, Barbara Fox and Gwenda Gofton (March)
  24. Secrets in Burracombe, Lilian Harry (March)
  25. Two for the Dough, Janet Evanovich (March)*
  26. Cold Pursuit, Judith Cutler (March)
  27. The Pavillion, Elfrida Vipont (March)
  28. Tiggy, Miss Read (March)
  29. A Gathering Storm, Rachel Hore (March)
  30. The Post Mistress, Sarah Blake (March)
  31. Quentins, Maeve Binchy (March)
  32. Three to Get Deadly, Janet Evanovich (March)*
  33. The Keeper of Secrets, Judith Cutler (March)
  34. Four to Score, Janet Evanovich (March)*
  35. High Five, Janet Evanovich (March)*
  36. An Amateur Corpse, Simon Brett (March)
  37. A Comfortable Wife, Stephanie Lauren's (April)*
  38. Left Until Called For at Vivians, Patricia Caldwell (April)
  39. Scarlett Feather, Maeve Binchy, (April)
  40. That Woman, Anne Sebba (April)
  41. Minerva, MC Beaton (April)
  42. Hot Six, Janet Evanovich (April)*
  43. Tea at Fortnum & Mason, Fortnum & Mason (April)*
  44. The Ritz Book of afternoon Tea, Helen Simpson (April)*
  45. The Taming of Annabelle, MC Beaton (April)
  46. I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, Lauren Childs (April)
  47. The Vintage Tea Party, Angel Adoree (April)
  48. Adventures at Hampton Court, Violet Needham (May)
  49. Deirdre and Desire, MC Beaton (May)
  50. Daphne, MC Beaton (May)
  51. Seven Up, Janet Evanovich, (May)*
  52. The Death of a Gossip, MC Beaton (May)
  53. The Death of a Dreamer, MC Beaton (May)*
  54. The Rules of Civility, Amor Towles (May)
  55. The Novel in the Viola, Natasha Solomons (May)
  56. Calories and Corsets, Louise Foxcroft (May)
  57. Rack, Ruin and Murder, Ann Granger (May)
  58. The Report, Jessica Francis Kane (May)
  59. The Brazen Bride, Stephanie Laurens (May)
  60. How Many Miles to Babylon, Violet Needham (June)
  61. Life's Too Short, Grace Saunders (June)
  62. Go West, Carola Dunn (June)
  63. Best in Show - Knit Your Own Dog, Sally Muir & Joanna Osbourne (June)
  64. All the Nice Girls, Joan Bakewell (June)
  65. Fair Juno, Stephanie Laurens (June)
  66. After the Armistice Ball, Catrioja McPherson (June)
  67. Diana the Huntress, MC Beaton (June)
  68. Homemade Gifts, Nicki Trench (June)
  69. Pretty Knits, Susan Cropper (June)
  70. Mistress Nanciebell, Elsie Oxenham (June)
  71. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Kate Summerscale (July)
  72. Frederica in Fashion, MC Beaton (July)
  73. The West End Front, Matthew Sweet (July)
  74. They Both Liked Dogs, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  75. The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop, Gladys Mitchell (July)
  76. Toast, Nigel Slater (July)
  77. All Sewn Up, Chloe Owens (July)
  78. The Saltmarsh Murders, Gladys Mitchell (July)
  79. The Burry Man's Day, Catriona McPherson (July)
  80. The Day of the Storm, Rosamunde Pilcher (July)
  81. Wild Mountain Thyme, Rosamunde Pilcher (July)
  82. Stranger in the House, Julie Summers (July)
  83. Happy Home, Jennifer Paganelli (August)
  84. Elegance, Genevive Antoine Dariaux (August)
  85. Murder at the Opera, Gladys Mitchell (August)
  86. Murder in the Afternoon, Frances Brody (August)
  87. The New Moon and the Old, Dodie Smith (August)
  88. Death Comes at the End, Agatha Christie (August)
  89. Live Alone and Like It, Marjorie Hillis (August)*
  90. The Winter Ground, Catriona McPherson (August)
  91. Unsuitable Day for a Murder, Catriona McPherson (August)
  92. The Family at Dowbiggins, Elfrida Vipont (August)
  93. Henrietta's House, Elizabeth Goudge (September)
  94. Music Perhaps, Kitty Barne (September)
  95. Sister of Angels, Elizabeth Goudge (September)
  96. Gently Does It, Alan Hunter (September)
  97. Gently by the Shore, Alan Hunter (September)
  98. A Shilling for Candles, Josephine Tey (September)
  99. Heavenly Pleasures, Kerry Greenwood (September) 
  100. The Sugar and Spice, Mollie Chappell (October)*
  101. The Midwife's Here, Linda Fairley (October)
  102. Bread, Jam and a Borrowed Pram, Dot May Young (October)
  103. Olivia in India, O Douglas (October)
  104. The Bartle Bequest, Dorita Fairlie Bruce (October)*
  105. Penny Plain, O Douglas (October)
  106. The Setons, O Douglas (October)
  107. Nine Little Goslings, Susan Coolidge (November)
  108. Not Quite Eighteen, Susan Coolidge (November)
  109. A Little Country Girl, Susan Coolidge (November)
  110. The Christmas Term at Vernley, Margaret Biggs (November)
  111. The Highflyer, Andrew Martin (November)
  112. Candy Neville, Clare Mallory (November)
  113. Thrush Green, Miss Read (November)*
  114. Juliet Overseas, Clare Mallory (November)*
  115. The New House at Winwood, Clare Mallory (November)*
  116. The League of the Smallest, Clare Mallory (November)*
  117. Eyebright, Susan Coolidge (November)
  118. Winter in Thrush Green, Miss Read (December)*
  119. News from Thrush Green, Miss Read (December)*
  120. Angels at Christmas, Debbie Macomber (December)
  121. Not Quite Eighteen, Susan Coolidge (December)
  122. It Started with a Kiss, Miranda Dickenson (December)
  123. Glad Tidings, Debbie Macomber (December)
  124. Thanks to Mr Jones, Phyllis Matthewman (December)
  125. The Bees on Drumwhinnie, Dorita Fairlie Bruce (December)*
  126. All I Want For Christmas, Amy Silver (December)
  127. Merry Christmas Blue Kangaroo, Emma Chichester Clark (December)
  128. Jingle Bells, Nick Butterworth (December)
  129. Penguin Small, Mick Inkpen (December)
  130. Home for Christmas, Annie Groves (December)
  131. Angel Mae, Shirley Hughes (December)*
  132. Vintage Cakes, Jane Brocket (December)
  133. The Vintage Tea Party Year, Angel Adoree (December)
 Books read in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.
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  1. Castaway Christmas, Margaret J Baker (January) *
  2. Albert's Christmas, Alison Jezzard (January) *
  3. The Christmas Companion, Ed. Sonja Patel (January) 
  4. The Children of Green Knowe, Lucy Boston (January) *
  5. Tips for Vintage Style, Cath Kidston (January)
  6. The Forties, Alison Maloney (January)
  7. The 1940's House, Juliet Gardiner
  8. Dumb Waiter, Agatha Christie (January)
  9. Why Didn't They Ask Evans, Agatha Christie (January)
  10. Dying in the Wool, Frances Brody (January)
  11. Ordeal By Innocence, Agatha Christie (January)
  12. Mrs McGinty's Dead, Agatha Christie (January)
  13. Cards on the Table, Agatha Christie (January)
  14. Endless Night, Agatha Christie (January)
  15. Lord Edgeware Dies, Agatha Christie (January)
  16. Free Foods, Slimming World (January)
  17. Spreading My Wings, Diana Barnato Walker (January)
  18. 4:50 from Paddington, Agatha Christie (January)
  19. Brother in the Land, Robert Swindells (January)
  20. Don't You Know There's A War On: Voices From the Home Front, Jonathan Croall (January)
  21. Passenger to Frankfurt, Agatha Christie (January)
  22. Sand in Our Shoes, Margaret J Baker (January)
  23. Cut Off From Crumpets, Margaret J Baker (January)
  24. The Chimneys of Green Knowe, Lucy Boston (January)*
  25. The Dolls House Decorator, Vivienne Boulton (January)
  26. Slimming World's World of Flavour (January)
  27. Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie (January)
  28. The Intrusion of Nicola, Phyllis Matthewman (January)
  29. Curry Feast, Slimming World (February)
  30. Going Home, Harriet Evans (February)
  31. Five Little Pigs, Agatha Christie (February)
  32. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie (February)
  33. Spider's Web, Agatha Christie (February)
  34. Cooking for Victory, Marguerite Patten (February)
  35. The Woman's Book of Household Management, Florence Jack (February)
  36. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh (February)
  37. The Mystery of the Blue Train, Agatha Christie (February)
  38. Sleeping Murder, Agatha Christie (February)
  39. After the Funeral, Agatha Christie (February)
  40. Elephants Can Remember, Agatha Christie (February)
  41. Sad Cyprus, Agatha Christie (February)
  42. Emily Goes to Exeter, MC Beaton (February)
  43. A Perfect Proposal, Katie Fforde (February)
  44. The Rough Guide to Portugal (February)
  45. Thomas Cook Porto - City Guide (February)
  46. Murder on the Downs, Simon Brett (March)
  47. A Song at Sunset, Amelia Carr (March)
  48. Snobbery and Violence, MC Beaton (March)
  49. The Foreign Correspondent, Alan Furst (March)
  50. Murder is Easy, Agatha Christie (March)
  51. Tea, Fortnum and Mason (March)
  52. Fabric Scrapping, Katie Ebben (March)
  53. Hercule Poirot - The Complete Short Stories, Agatha Christie (March)
  54. Miss Marple's Final Cases, Agatha Christie (March)
  55. Three Act Tragedy, Agatha Christie (March)
  56. Hopeless Romantic, Harriet Evans (March)
  57. Belinda Goes to Bath, MC Beaton, (March)
  58. Penelope Goes to Portsmouth, MC Beaton, (March)
  59. Hasty Death, MC Beaton, (March)
  60. Death of a Sweep, MC Beaton, (March)
  61. While the Light Lasts, Agatha Christie (March)
  62. Death and the Maiden, Gladys Mitchell (March)
  63. Love Always, Harriet Evans (March)
  64. (GO) Chiltern School, Mabel Esther Allan (March)
  65. 1001 Ways to Look Younger, Emma Baxter-Wright (March)
  66. Dead Man's Folly, Agatha Christie (March)
  67. French Women Don't Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano (March)
  68. 8 Sandpiper Way, Debbie Macoomber (March)
  69. To Davy Jones Below, Carola Dunn(March)
  70. Secrets in Priors Ford, Eve Houston (March)
  71. Love Songs, Joan Wyndham (March)
  72. Wedding Season, Katie Fforde (March)*
  73. Evil Under the Sun, Agatha Christie (March)
  74. The Case of the Murderd Muckracker, Carola Dunn (March)
  75. Mistletoe and Murder, Carola Dunn (March)
  76. The Man in the Queue, Josephine Tey (March)
  77. A Killing Joke, Anthony Horowitz (March)
  78. Bluestockings, Jane Robinson (April)
  79. Bombers and Mash, Raynes Minnis (April)
  80. The Wartime Kitchen and Garden, Jennifer Davies (April)
  81. The Pale Horse, Agatha Christie (April)
  82. The Love of her Life, Harriet Evans (April)
  83. The Cat with No Fiddle, Mollie Chappell (April)
  84. The Mystery of the Silver Circle, Mollie Chappell (April)
  85. Luella's Guide to English Style (April)
  86. Evacuees, Mike Brown (April)
  87. The Women's Institute Book of Preserves, Carol Tennant (April)
  88. Beatrice Goes to Brighton, MC Beaton (April)
  89. Deborah Goes to Dover, MC Beaton (April)
  90. Quilting for the first time, Donna Kooler (April)
  91. The House on the Hill, Eileen Dunlop (April)
  92. (GO) The Honour of the House, EM Channon (April)
  93. Cold Meat and How to Disguise it, Hunter Davies (April)
  94. (GO) Dimsie and the Jane Willard, Dorita Fairlie Bruce (April)
  95. Low Cost Living: Live Better, Spend Less, John Harrison (April)
  96. Nella Last in the 1950's, ed. Patricia and Robert Malcomson (April)
  97. The Girls Guide to Homemaking, Amy Bratley (April)
  98. Those Faraday Girls, Monica McInnerney (April)
  99. Soup, Glorious Soup, Annie Bell (April)
  100. Blitz, Juliet Gardiner (May)
  101. (GO) The School at the Chalet, E M Brent-Dyer (May)*
  102. (GO) The Vine Clad Hill, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  103. (GO) Tomorrow is a Lovely Day, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  104. The Fat Girls Guide to Life, Wendy Shanker (May)
  105. (GO) Seven in Switzerland, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  106. (GO) A Strange Enchantment, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  107. (GO) Changes for the Challooners, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  108. (GO)  Torley Grange, Gwendoline Courtney (May)*
  109. (GO) Time to Go Back, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  110. (GO) Three Go to Switzerland, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  111. (GO) A Coronet for Cathie, Gwendoline Courtney (May)*
  112. (GO) Amanda Goes to Italy, Mabel Esther Allan (May)
  113. (GO) The Road to Huntingland, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  114. (GO) Blue Dragon Days, Mabel Esther Allan (May)
  115. Sheconomics, Karen Pine & Simonne Gnessen (May)
  116. (GO) Over the Sea to School, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  117. A Chill in the Lane, Mabel Esther Allan (May)
  118. (GO) At School with the Stanhopes, Gwendoline Courtney (May)*
  119. (GO) The Girls of Friars Rise, Gwendoline Courtney (May)*
  120. (GO) Sally's Family, Gwendoline Courtney (May)*
  121. (GO) The Glen Castle Mystery, Mabel Esther Allan (May)
  122. (GO) The Farm on the Downs, Gwendoline Courtney (May)*
  123. (GO) The Flash Children, Mabel Esther Allan (May)
  124. (GO) The Flash Children in Winter, Mabel Esther Allan (May)
  125. (GO) Catrin in Wales, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  126. (GO) The House on the Marsh, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  127. Winters End, Trisha Astley (May)
  128. (GO) Juliet Overseas, Clare Mallory (May)*
  129. Chocolate Wishes, Trisha Astley (May)
  130. (GO) The New House at Winwood, Clare Mallory * (May)
  131. Yvonne Goes to York, MC Beaton (May)
  132. Simple Pleasures, The National Trust (May)
  133. Sick of Shadows, MC Beaton (June)
  134. No Boats on Bannermere, Geoffrey Trease (June)*
  135. Under Black Banner, Geoffrey Trease (June)*
  136. Black Banner Players, Geoffrey Trease (June)*
  137. 101 Things To Do Before You Diet, Mimi Spencer (June)*
  138. Black Banner Abroad, Geoffrey Trease (June)*
  139. The Gates of Bannerdale, Geoffrey Trease (June)*
  140. Our Lady of Pain, MC Beaton (June)
  141. Elegance, Genevieve Antoine  Dariaux (June)*
  142. The Ultimate Goddess - Be the Woman You Want To Be, Elizabeth Wilson (June)
  143. New Covent Garden Book of Soup for all Seasons (June)
  144. Slimming World 30 Minute Meals (June)
  145. Mud, Muck and Dead Things, Ann Granger (June)
  146. Be Careful What You Wish For, Alexandra Potter (June)
  147. A Bear Called Paddington, Michael Bond (June)*
  148. More About Paddington, Michael Bond (June)*
  149. Paddington Abroad, Michael Bond (June)*
  150. Paddington Helps Out, Michael Bond (June)*
  151. Paddington in Town, Michael Bond (June)*
  152. Paddington at Large, Michael Bond (June)*
  153. Paddington Marches On, Michael Bond (June)*
  154. Paddington Rules the Waves, Michael Bond (June)*
  155. Gone with the Windsors, Laurie Graham (June)
  156. Pretty Little Things to Make, Judith More (June)
  157. (GO) Schools for Old, Mabel Esther Allan (June)
  158. (GO) The Conch Shell, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  159. (GO) The Little Countess, Frances Cowen (June)
  160. (GO) Jam Today, Madge Smith (June)
  161. No Time for Romance, Lucilla Andrews (June)
  162. Spuds, Spam and Eating for Victory: Rationing in the Second World War, Katherine Knight (June)
  163. Paddington Takes the Air, Michael Bond (July)*
  164. How To Do just about everything in the office, Ed. Courtney Rosen (July)
  165. Paddington on Screen, Michael Bond (July)*
  166. (GO) Kennelmaid Nan, Elinor Brent Dyer (July)*
  167. The House by the Thames, Gillian Tindall (July)
  168. Paddington's London Treasury, Michael Bond (July)
  169. We'll Meet Again, Lily Baxter (July)
  170. Poppy's War, Lily Baxter (July)
  171. Country Doctor, Michael Sparrow (July)
  172. Style Me Vintage: Hair, Belinda Hay (July)
  173. (GO) Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery (July)*
  174. Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters, Lise-Lotte Lystrup (July)
  175. (GO) Anne of Avonlea, LM Montgomery (July)*
  176. Paddington Here and Now, Michael Bond (July)*
  177. The River at Green Knowe, Lucy Boston (July)
  178. Repeat Prescription, Michael Sparrow (July)
  179. The Green Mill Murder, Kerry Greenwood (July)
  180. Devil May Care, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  181. Dead Sea Cipher, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  182. The Night of 400 Rabbits, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  183. The Secret of Grange Farm, Frances Cowen (July)
  184. (GO) The Debatable Mound, Dorita Fairlie Bruce (July)*
  185. Ration Book Cooking, English Heritage (July)
  186. How to Train Your Dragon (audio), Cressida Cowell (July)
  187. (GO) School by the River, Elinor Brent Dyer (July)
  188. How to be a Pirate (audio), Cressida Cowell (July)
  189. (GO) The Woods of Windri, Violet Needham* (July)
  190. (GO) The Count of Monte Lucio, Violet Needham* (July)
  191. (GO) The Black Riders, Violet Needham* (August)
  192. (GO) The Emerald Crown, Violet Needham* (August)
  193. (GO) The Stormy Petrel, Violet Needham* (August)
  194. (GO) The House of the Palladin, Violet Needham* (August)
  195. (GO) The Betrayer, Violet Needham* (August)
  196. (GO) Richard and the Golden Horseshoe, Violet Needham* (August)
  197. (GO) The Secret of the White Peacock, Violet Needham* (August)
  198. (GO) The Red Rose of Ruvina, Violet Needham* (August)
  199. (GO) The Bell of the Four Evangelists, Violet Needham* (August)
  200. (GO) The Horn of the Merlyns, Violet Needham* (August)
  201. The tent, the bucket and me, Emma Kennedy (August)
  202. The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy, James Anderson (August)
  203. (GO) School on the Moor, Dorita Fairlie Bruce* (August)
  204. (GO) School in the Woods, Dorita Fairlie Bruce* (August)
  205. (GO) Toby of Tibbs Cross, Dorita Fairlie Bruce* (August)
  206. Matron Knows Best, Joan Woodcock (August)
  207. The Skeleton in the Closet, MC Beaton (August)
  208. (GO) The Two Linties, Clare Mallory (August)*
  209. (GO) A Difficult Term for the Chalet School, Lisa Townsend (August)
  210. A Nurse in Time, Evelyn Prentiss (August)
  211. Nurse on Call, Edith Cotterill (August)
  212. The Affair of the Mutilated Mink, James Anderson (August)
  213. The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks, James Anderson (August)
  214. Mister Teacher, Jack Sheffield (August)
  215. Die Laughing, Carola Dunn (August)
  216. 92 Pacific Boulevard, Debbie Macoomber (August)
  217. A Mourning Wedding, Carola Dunn (August)
  218. Fall of a Philanderer, Carola Dunn (August)
  219. You're Coming With Me Lad, Mike Pannett (August)
  220. The Thrift Book, India Knight (August)*
  221. The Gunpowder Plot, Carola Dunn (August)
  222. The Bloody Tower, Carola Dunn (September)
  223. Sheer Folly, Carola Dunn (September)
  224. Anthem for Doomed Youth, Carola Dunn (September)
  225. The League of the Smallest, Clare Mallory (September)*
  226. Sara Goes to Germany, Mable Esther Allan (September)*
  227. The Pen and Pencil Girls, Clare Mallory (September)*
  228. Dear Teacher, Jack Sheffield (September)
  229. Merry Begins, Clare Mallory (September)*
  230. Merry Again, Clare Mallory (September)*
  231. Merry Marches On, Clare Mallory (September)*
  232. First Term at Cotterford, Liz Filleul (September)
  233. Village Teacher, Jack Sheffield (September)
  234. Dear Sir, Jack Sheffield (September)
  235. Val Forrest in the Fifth, Evelyn Smith (September)
  236. Teacher, Teacher, Jack Sheffield (September)
  237. The Way to Sattin Shore, Phillipa Pearce (September)
  238. Berlitz Guide to Tallinn (September)
  239. Bracht Guide to Helsinki (September)
  240. The Distant Hours, Kate Morton (September)
  241. Upside Down, Inside Out, Monica McInerney (September)
  242. The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield (September
  243. Strangers at Vivians, Patricia Caldwell (September)
  244. Presumption, Julia Barrett (September)
  245. Churchill and Malta: A Special Relationship, Douglas Austin (September)
  246. A Hollywood Ending, Robin Sisman (September
  247. Mystery in Wales, Mabel Esther Allan (September)
  248. The Debutante, Katherine Tessaro (September)
  249. Tamar, Mal Peet (September)
  250. The Reckless Bride, Stephanie Laurens (September)
  251. A Turn in the Road, Debbie Macoomber (October)
  252. The White Cottage Mystery, Margery Allingham (October)
  253. Mermaid House, Gwendoline Courtney (October)
  254. The Crime at Black Dudley, Margery Allingham (October)
  255. Lord Peter Views the Body, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  256. Lorna at Wynards, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  257. Stepsisters for Lorna, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  258. The Boy in Red, Violet Needham (October)*
  259. Milly Molly Mandy's Things to Make and Do, Samantha Hay (October)*
  260. Two Chalet Girls in India, Priyadarshini Narendra (October)*
  261. Jean of Storms, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  262. Mystery Mile, Margery Allingham (October)
  263. Elizabeth the Gallant, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  264. Carnation of the Upper Fourth, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  265. Etiquette, Barbara Cartland (October)*
  266. Look to the Lady, Margery Allingham (October)
  267. The Big Over Easy, Jasper Fforde (October)
  268. Police at the Funeral, Margery Allingham (October)
  269. Sweet Danger, Margery Allingham (October)
  270. Death of a Ghost, Margery Allingham (October)
  271. Dancers in Mourning, Margery Allingham (November)
  272. Antonia Forest's Kingscote Spring Term, Sally Heyward (November)
  273. Flowers for the Judge, Margery Allingham (November)
  274. They Fought in the Fields, Nicola Tyrer (November)*
  275. Murder on a Midsummr Night, Kerry Greenwood (November)
  276. The Lark in the Morn, Elfrida Vipont (November)
  277. The Lark on the Wing, Elfrida Vipont (November)
  278. The Luminous Life of Lily Aphrodite, Beatrice Collins (November)
  279. The Wanton Bride, Mary Brendan (November)
  280. Whisper on the Wind, Elizabeth Elgin (November)*
  281. Babe Bible, Anita Naik (November)
  282. Live Alone and Like It, Marjorie Hill (November)*
  283. Bad Science, Ben Goldacre (November)
  284. The Floating Admiral, The Detection Club (November)
  285. The Linden Walk, Elizabeth Elgin (November)
  286. The Attnbury Emeralds, Jill Paton Walsh(December)
  287. Not Dead but Resting, Simon Brett(December)
  288. Married by Morning, Lisa Kleypass (December)
  289. Love in the Afternoon, Lisa Kleypass (December)
  290. Eliza for Common, O'Douglas (December)
  291. Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue, Stephanie Laurens(December)
  292. The Spring of the Year, Elfrida Vipont (December)
  293. Flowering Spring, Elfrida Vipont (December)
  294. Margaret Finds a Future, Mabel Esther Allan (December)
  295. The Case of the Late Pig, Margery Allingham (December)
  296. Leith and Friends, Clare Mallory (December)
  297. A Medal for Murder, Frances Brody (December)
  298. Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones (December)
  299. Murder in Advent, David Williams (December)
  300. The Will and the Deed, Ellis Peters (December)
  301. Angels in the Snow, Sarah Morgan (December)
  302. Domestic Sluttery, Sian Meades (December)
  303. The Highway Rat, Julia Donaldson and Axel Schaffer (December)
  304. The Food Detective, Judith Cutler (December)
  305. The Chinese Takeout, Judith Cutler (December)
  306. The Magic of Christmas, Trisha Astley (December)
  307. The Thirteen Days of Christmas, Jenny Overton* (December)
  308. The Christmas Truce, Carol Ann Duffy (December)
  309. Style Me Vintage: Make Up, Katie Reynolds (December)
  310. The World of Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes (December)
  311. Wish Upon a Star, Sarah Morgan (December)
  312. Best Ever Recipes Ice Cream, Vicki Smallwood (December)
    1. Books read in 20102009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

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  1. Orchids on your budget, Marjorie Hills (January)
  2. The Laughter of Dead Kings, Elizabeth Peters (January)
  3. A Christmas Journey, Anne Perry (January)
  4. A Christmas Guest,  Anne Perry (January)
  5. The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge (January)
  6. Where the Heart Leads, Stephanie Laurens (January)
  7. A Christmas Beginning, Anne Perry (January)
  8. A Christmas Visitor, Anne Perry (January)
  9. Not in Front of the Servants, Frank Victor Dawes (January)
  10. Penhallow, Georgette Heyer (January)
  11. They Found Him Dead, Georgette Heyer (January)
  12. Detection Unlimited, Georgette Heyer (January)
  13. Domestic Bliss, Rita Konig (January)
  14. Needles and Pearls, Gil McNeil (January)
  15. Sisters in Arms, Nicola Tyrer (January)
  16. They Fought in the Fields, Nicola Tyrer (January)
  17. Fairytale of New York, Miranda Dickenson (January)
  18. Second Time Lucky, Sophie King (January)
  19. Bluebirds, Margaret Mayhew (February)*
  20. Twenties Girl, Sophie Kinsella (February)
  21. The Crew, Margaret Mayhew (February)*
  22. Remember Me, Sophie Kinsella (February)
  23. Debs at War, Anne De Courcy (February)*
  24. The Other Side of Paradise, Margaret Mayhew (February)*
  25. Spitfire Women, Giles Whittell (February)
  26. The Winds of Blame, Georgette Heyer (February)
  27. Clothes-Pegs, Susan Scarlett (February)
  28. Murder in Mind, Susan Scarlett (February)*
  29. 100 Years of Anne with a E, ed Holly Blackford (February)
  30. Pirouette, Susan Scarlett (February)
  31. How We Lived Then, Norman Longmate (February)
  32. Fortress Malta, James Holland (March)
  33. All the Sweet Promises. Elizabeth Elgin (March)*
  34. We'll Meet Again, Jenny Felix (March)
  35. The Blythes Are Quoted, LM Montgomery (March)
  36. Sand in my Shoes, Joan Rice (March)
  37. Whisper on the Wind, Elizabeth Elgin (March)*
  38. (GO) Time and Again, Margaret Moncrieff (March)
  39. 44 Cranberry Point, Debbie Macomber (March)
  40. 50 Harbor Street, Debbie Macomber (March)
  41. One Summer at Deers Leap, Elizabeth Elgin (March)*
  42. Rules, Jane Beaton (March)
  43. One Dance in Paris, Julia Holden (March)
  44. Under the Apple Tree, Lilian Harry (March)*
  45. A Girl Called Thursday, Lilian Harry (March)*
  46. A Promise to Keep, Lilian Harry (March)*
  47. Dance Little Lady, Lilian Harry (March)*
  48. A Song at Twilight, Lilian Harry (March)*
  49. Turn Left at the Daffodil, Elizabeth Elgin (March)*
  50. The Linden Walk, Elizabeth Elgin (March)*
  51. Windflower Wedding, Elizabeth Elgin (March)*
  52. Death at Wentwater Court, Carola Dunn (March)
  53. The Winter Garden Mystery, Carola Dunn (March)
  54. 101 Things to Do Before You Diet, Mimi Spencer (April)
  55. The Rules of Work, Richard Templar (April)
  56. The Girl's Guide to Kicking Your Career Into Gear, Kimberly Yorio & Caitlin Friedman (April)
  57. Daisy's War, Meg Henderson (April)
  58. 6 Ranier Drive, Debbie Macomber (April)
  59. Fighter Boys, Patrick Bishop (April)
  60. Old Possums Book of Practical Cats, TS Elliot (April)
  61. A Lady of his Own, Stephanie Laurens (April)*
  62. Moonlight and Lovesongs, Lillian Harry (April)*
  63. Requiem for a Mezzo, Carola Dunn (April)
  64. The Women Who Lived For Danger: The Women Agents of the SOE in the Second World War, Marcus Binney (April)
  65. Keeping Watch, Pip Beck (April)
  66. An Infamous Army, Georgette Heyer (April)
  67. Brown Owl's Guide to Life, Kate Harrison (April)
  68. The Camomile Lawn, Mary Wesley (April) *
  69. The Burning Blue, James Holland (April)
  70. Upon Dark Waters, Robert Radcliffe (April)
  71. Keep Calm and Carry On (April)
  72. Peggy Speeds the Plough, Madge S Smith (April)
  73. Tangled Reins, Stephanie Laurens (April)
  74. Tuppence to Spend, Lillian Harry (April) *
  75. A Farthing Will Do, Lillian Harry (April) *
  76. The Heat of the Day, Elizabeth Bowen (April)
  77. Thunder in the Sky, Molly Lefebure (April)
  78. The Willow Pool, Elizabeth Elgin (April)
  79. Bomber Boys, Patrick Bishop (May)
  80. Toby of Tibbs Cross, Dorita Fairlie Bruce (May)*
  81. We'll Meet Again, Molly Lefebure (May)
  82. (GO) Prefects at Vivians, Patricia Caldwell (May)
  83. My Kitchen, James Martin (May)
  84. One is Fun, Delia Smith (May)
  85. The Traveller Returns, Patricia Wentworth (May)
  86. Sow the Seed, Margaret Dickenson (May)
  87. The Kitchen Diaries, Nigel Slater (May)
  88. Reap the Harvest, Margaret Dickenson (May)
  89. Second Sight, Meg Henderson (May)
  90. Storm Over Burracombe, Lillian Harry (May)*
  91. Springtime in Burracombe, Lillian Harry (May)*
  92. The Daisy Club, Charlotte Bingham (May)
  93. Goodnight Sweetheart, Charlotte Bingham (May)
  94. The Moon at Midnight, Charlotte Bingham (May)
  95. The Blackout Book, Evelyn August (May)
  96. Daughters of Eden, Charlotte Bingham (May)
  97. Out of the Past,  Patricia Wentworth (May)
  98. Murder on the Flying Scotsman, Carola Dunn (May)
  99. Murder at the Flood, Mabel Esther Allan (May)
  100. Damsel in Distress, Carola Dunn (May)
  101. House of the Flowers, Charlotte Bingham (May)
  102. Night Shall Overtake Us, Kate Saunders (May)
  103. The Thrift Book, India Knight (June)*
  104. (GO) The Abbey Girls at Home, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (June)*
  105. Dead in the Water, Carola Dunn (June)
  106. Pink Sugar, O'Douglas (June)
  107. The Mini Rough Guide to Paris (June)
  108. The AA Pocket Guide to Paris (June)
  109. Convent on Styx, Gladys Mitchell (June)
  110. The Ministry of Food, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall (June)
  111. (GO) Biddy's Secret, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (June)*
  112. (GO) Joy's New Adventure, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (June)*
  113. The Chestnut Tree, Charlotte Bingham (June)*
  114. (GO) Rosamund's Tuckshop, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (June)*
  115. (GO) The High House, Honor Arundel (June)
  116. The Bells of Burracombe, Lilian Harry (June)*
  117. A Penny a Day, Lilian Harry (June)*
  118. Mastered by Love, Stephanie Laurens (June)
  119. The Untamed Bride, Stephanie Laurens (June)
  120. The Elusive Bride, Stephanie Laurens (June)
  121. Stranger in Burracombe, Lillian Harry (June)*
  122. (GO) Maidlin Bears the Torch, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (June)*
  123. (GO) Emma's Island, Honor Arundel (June)
  124. (GO) Emma in Love,  Honor Arundel (June)
  125. (GO) An Abbey Champion,  Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (June)*
  126. A River in the Sky, Elizabeth Peters (June)
  127. House Rules, Clare Coulson (July)*
  128. The Wind Off the Sea, Charlotte Bingham (July)*
  129. (GO) Fiddler for the Abbey, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  130. (GO) Guardians of the Abbey, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  131. (GO) Rachel in the Abbey, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  132. (GO) A Dancer from the Abbey, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  133. The Reasons for Marriage, Stephanie Laurens (July)
  134. The Bridal Quest, Candace Camp (July)
  135. (GO) Song of the Abbey, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  136. (GO) Two Queens at the Abbey, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  137. (GO) The Secrets of Vairy, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  138. A War Bride's Guide to the USA, Good Housekeeping (July)
  139. (GO) Margery Meets the Roses,  Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  140. (GO) Pernel Wins,  Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  141. (GO) Adventure for Two, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  142. (GO) Daring Doranne, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  143. (GO) Patch and a Pawn, Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  144. (GO) Erica Wins Through, Josephine Elder (July)
  145. (GO) The Girl Who Wouldn't Make Friends,  Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (July)*
  146. Wartime Women: A Mass Observation Anthology: A Mass-observation Anthology of Women's Writings, 1937-1945, Dorothy Sheridan (July)
  147. Forgotten Voices of the Secret War, Roderick Bailey (July)
  148. Land Girls, Angela Huth (July)
  149. Once A Land Girl, Angela Huth (July)
  150. Playing James, Sarah Morgan (July)
  151. High Society, Sarah Morgan (July)
  152. Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death, MC Beaton (July)
  153. Dewey, Vicki Myron (August)
  154. A Small Part of History, Peggy Elliott (August)
  155. Death of a Dreamer, MC Beaton (August)
  156. Top Tips, Kate Reardon (August)
  157. Agatha Raisin and the Curous Curate, MC Beaton (August)
  158. The Real History of Foyles War, Rod Green (August)
  159. How to be Gorgeous, Nicky Hambleton-Jones (August)
  160. From Drab to Fab, Isabelle Perrett & Yvonne Johnson (August)
  161. Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye, MC Beaton (August)
  162. Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison, MC Beaton (August)
  163. Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell, MC Beaton (August)
  164. (GO) The Vine Clad Hill, Mabel Esther Allan (August)*
  165. The Railway Detective, Edward Marston (August)
  166. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came, MC Beaton (August)
  167. Good Housekeeping: The Best of the 1940s (August)
  168. (GO) Shadow Over the Alps, Mabel Esther Allan (August)*
  169. Death of a Witch, MC Beaton (August)
  170. Make, Mend, Bake, Save and Shine, Barbara Warmsley (August)
  171. Death of a  Gentle Lady, MC Beaton (August)
  172. Death of a Dentist, MC Beaton (August)
  173. Death of a Maid, MC Beaton (August)
  174. Death of a Cad, MC Beaton (August)
  175. Death of a Valentine, MC Beaton (August)
  176. 1001 Beauty Miracles, Esme Floyd (August)
  177. Their Finest Hour and a Half, Lissa Evans (August)
  178. Black Forest Summer, Mabel Esther Allan (August) *
  179. Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor, MC Beaton (August)
  180. Death of a Dustman, MC Beaton (August)
  181. An Heir for Burracombe, Lilian Harry (August)
  182. Latter End, Patricia Wentworth (August)*
  183. Wartime Britain 1939-1945, Juliet Gardiner (August)
  184. How to be a Domestic Goddess,Maeve Bradbury & Jennifer Worick (August) *
  185. Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book, Ben R. Cohen & Jerry Greenfield(August)
  186. (GO) The Wild Lorings Detectives, Gwendoline Courtney (August)
  187. (GO) The Maids of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (September)* 
  188. (GO) Seven Scamps, Elinor Brent Dyer (September)*
  189. (GO) Heather Leaves School, Elinor Brent Dyer (September)*
  190. (GO) Janie of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (September)*
  191. Stratton's War, Laura Wilson (September)
  192. (GO) Janie Steps In, Elinor Brent Dyer (September)*
  193. A Rather Lovely Inheritance, C A Belmond (September)
  194. A Rather Curious Engagement, C A Belmond (September)
  195. Death of an Outsider, MC Beaton (September)
  196. Death of a Bore, MC Beaton (September)
  197. Guides of the Chalet School, Jane Berry (September)*
  198. The Christmas Book, Sheherazade Goldsmith (September)
  199. No Cure for Death, Hazel Holt (September)
  200. Here Comes the Bride, MC Beaton (September)
  201. The Iron Horse, Edward Marston (September)
  202. The Railway Viaduct, Edward Marston (September)
  203. Death of a Celebrity, MC Beaton (September)
  204. A Death in the Family, Hazel Holt (September)
  205. The Witch of Wyckhaddon, MC Beaton (September)
  206. Death in Practice, Hazel Holt (September)
  207. A Time to Die, Hazel Holt (September)
  208. No Hassle Housecleaning, Christina Spence (September)
  209. (GO) Deira Joins the Chalet School, Caroline German (September)
  210. A Rather Charming Invitation, CA Belmond (September)
  211. Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon, MC Beaton (September)
  212. Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood (September)
  213. Bluebirds, Margaret Mayhew (September)*
  214. The Sittaford Mystery, Agatha Christie (September)
  215. The Little Ship, Margaret Mayhew (October)*
  216. Fatal Legacy, Hazel Holt (October)
  217. Whose Body?, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  218. It's Vintage Darling, Christa Weil (October)
  219. Murder on the Brighton Express, Edward Marston (October)
  220. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  221. Styx and Stones, Carola Dunn (October)
  222. Murder Must Advertise, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  223. Death of a Travelling Man, MC Beaton (October)
  224. Hangman's Holiday, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  225. Murder in Montparnasse, Kerry Greenwood (October)
  226. A Proper Place, O Douglas (October)
  227. Queen of the Fairies, Kerry Greenwood (October)
  228. Lovely Things To Make for Girls of Slender Means, Eithne Farry (October)
  229. Discover the New You, Ceril Campbell
  230. Death of an Addict, MC Beaton (October)
  231. Rattle His Bones, Carola Dunn (October)
  232. The ABC Murders, Agatha Christie (October)
  233. How To Be Adored, Caroline Cox (October)*
  234. The Perfect Christmas, Anthea Turner (October)
  235. The Lover, Laura Wilson (October)
  236. Death of a Prankster, MC Beaton (October)
  237. Nine Tailors, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  238. The Silent Killer, Hazel Holt (October)
  239. Gaudy Night, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  240. Busman's Holiday, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  241. Strong Poison, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  242. Have His Carcase, Dorothy L Sayers (October)
  243. Death of a Perfect Wife, MC Beaton (October)
  244. They Came to Baghdad, Agatha Christie (October)
  245. The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie (October)
  246. What Would Audrey Do, Pamela Keogh (October)
  247. Head Girl at Vivians, Patricia Cauldwell (October)
  248. Twelve Babies on a Bike, Dot May Dunn (October)
  249. Appointment with Death, Agatha Christie (October)
  250. The Man in the Brown Suit, Agatha Christie (November)
  251. At Bertram's Hotel, Agatha Christie (November)
  252. The Body in the Library,  Agatha Christie (November)
  253. Taken at the Flood, Agatha Christie (November)
  254. Partners in Crime, Agatha Christie (November)
  255. Unnatural Death, Dorothy L Sayers (November)
  256. Clouds of Witnesses, Dorothy L Sayers (November)
  257. The London Companion, Jo Swinnerton (November)
  258. Five Red Herrings, Dorothy L Sayers (November)
  259. Death and the Joyful Woman, Ellis Peters (November)
  260. Death of a Hussy, MC Beaton (November)
  261. The Gentle Art of Quilt Making, Jane Brocket (November)
  262. The Singer New Book of Quilting by Machine, Singer Reference Library (November) 
  263. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House, MC Beaton (November)
  264. Yes Sister, No Sister, Jennifer Craig (November)
  265. Death of a Snob, MC Beaton (November)
  266. The Twelve Days of Christmas, Trisha Ashley (November)
  267. The Grass Widows Tale, Ellis Peters (November)
  268. Legend in Green Velvet, Elizabeth Peters (November)
  269. Death to the Landlords, Ellis Peters (November)
  270. Welcome to my World, Miranda Dickenson (November)
  271. I Remember You, Harriet Evans (November)
  272. The Jackal's Head, Elizabeth Peters (November)
  273. The Seventh Sinner, Elizabeth Peters (November)
  274. The Excursion Train,  Edward Marston (November)
  275. The Black Ship, Carola Dunn (November)
  276. Dear Joan: Love Letters from the Second World War, Tony Ross & Joan Charles (November)
  277. Death on the Nile, Agatha Christie (November)
  278. A Winter Wedding, Sharon Owen (November)
  279. Christmas at Thrush Green, Miss Read (November)*
  280. An Empty Death, Laura Wilson (November)
  281. Winter's Children, Leah Fleming (November)
  282. The Moving Finger, Agatha Christie (December)
  283. Regency Candlelit Christmas, Julia Justiss, Annie Burrows & Terri Brisbin (December)
  284. The Girls at Mount Morris, Amanda Minnie Douglas (December)
  285. The Clocks, Agatha Christie (December)
  286. The Forsyths of Ferncroft, Winifred Norling (December)
  287. Village Christmas, Miss Read (December)*
  288. The White Robin, Miss Read (December)*
  289. Peril at End House, Agatha Christie (December)
  290. Christmas with Anne & other stories, LM Montgomery (December)*
  291. How to Survive Christmas, Jilly Cooper (December)*
  292. Encyclopaedia of Crafts, Martha Stewart (December)
  293. A Christmas Promise, Anne Perry (December)
  294. No Holly for Miss Quinn, Miss Read, (December)*
  295. Fairytale Christmas, Nora Roberts (December)
  296. Ransom My Heart, Meg Cabot (December)
  297. A Capital Crime, Laura Wilson (December)
  298. The Railway Children,  E Nesbit (December)*
  299. Halloween Party, Agatha Christie (December)
  300. The Noel Streatfeild Christmas Holiday Book, Ed. Noel Streatfeild (December)*
  301. Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage, MC Beaton (December)
  302. The Chalet School Christmas Story Book, Ed. Ruth Jolly (December)*
  303. Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam, MC Beaton (December)
  304. The Christmas Mouse, Miss Read (December)*
  305. Murder at Victoria Dock, Kerry Greenwood (December)
  306. Murder on the Ballerat Train, Kerry Greenwood (December)
  307. The Christmas Book, Enid Blyton (December)*
  308. Fell Farm Christmas, Marjorie Lloyd  (December)*
  309. Flying Too High, Kerry Greenwood (December)
  310. 1940's & 1950's House Explained, Trevor Yorke (December)
  311. Falling for Christmas, Debbie Macomber (December)
  312. The Queen's Dolls House, Lucinda Lambton (December)
  313. Bicarbonate of Soda, Diane & Kevin Sutherland, Liz Keevil and Kevin Eyres (December)
Books read in 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

 
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This was actually on girlsown but I thought it is just the thing to share with my flist too. It is also distracting me from the woe of being cut off from Stephen Fry's voice.

I think the majority of you are here because you read.

1. Where do you read?
Anywhere I can get manage it. I cannot read and iron (so I gave up ironing) and regretably I've yet to find a safe way to read and drive. I have audio books in the car. It is also a source of great regret to me that my employer does not allow me to read in the time they pay me for. In my opinion this is verging on the unreasonable.
 
2. When do you read?
Commuting, at lunchtime, in bed, in the bath, in my favourite armchair, sprawled on the window seat, in my parents garden, waiting rooms, once or twice in desperation locked in the ladies loos at work. Anyplace I can pretty much

3. Are you a skipper or a plodder?
Bit of both depends on the books. Some things are so squirm inducingly embarrassing or awful, they have to be skipped (e.g I will never read the epilogue of HP & the Deathly Hallows again) while other books need every single word savoured.

4. Do you cheat? ( i.e. look at the end before you get there)
Almost always. I never want a shock like the ending of Gone with the Wind again.

5. Single or Multiple reader? (Do you read more than one book at a time?)
I always have at least two books on the go, normally 3 or 4. My book choice varies depending on the location, potential audience and indeed the weight/ portability of the book.

6. What books do you remember from when you were a child?
Depends on how far back. As a very small child I have incredibly fond memories of Mog the Forgetful Cat, Paddington, Teddy Robinson, Hungry Caterpillar, Mary Kate etc. From later I have happy memories of The Chalet School, the Wells books, The Little House books, Katy Anne of GG et al, Drina and Little Women. (It's these I tend to return to over and over again when I need escapism or comfort.) The joy of discovering new boks by favourite authors in my mid to late teens too. A friends mother gave me all the La Rochelles because her girls weren't interested then I found the Emily series and Jane of Lantern Hill on a trip to the US.  Of course I still read many of them now.

7. What have you always wanted to read but never have? 
There are few books I want to read that I have not managed to beg, borrow or steal from somewhere or someone. I long to read the real Two Chalet Girls in India (not the fake published by Bettany Press) but of course that can never happen since it is gone for ever. I desperately wanted to read Spycatcher when it was banned then I read it in the US; what a let down that was. It was dull as the proverbial ditchwater. Duller in fact.

8. What else do you do when reading?
Type, cook (things tend to burn), watch TV, knit, talk on the phone, housework (More usually audio books for this)

9. Do you ever feel guilty about reading?
Only when I know I should be doing something else or I am late.

10. Do you reread books?
All the time. I cannot understand anyone who doesn't. There's always something new to discover and there is something deeply comforting about the familiarity almost ritual of rereading an old favourite.

11. Who do you talk to about reading?
Anyone who will listen

12. How do you discover new authors?
Friends/ family recommend books or lend me books, I read a review that sounds interesting, a book catches my attention in the library or the bookshop. I read about an author on girlsown or LJ. GGBP, Fidra or Grey Ladies republish it and I think why not try it.

dozydormouse: (Default)

This was actually on girlsown but I thought it is just the thing to share with my flist too. It is also distracting me from the woe of being cut off from Stephen Fry's voice.

I think the majority of you are here because you read.

1. Where do you read?
Anywhere I can get manage it. I cannot read and iron (so I gave up ironing) and regretably I've yet to find a safe way to read and drive. I have audio books in the car. It is also a source of great regret to me that my employer does not allow me to read in the time they pay me for. In my opinion this is verging on the unreasonable.
 
2. When do you read?
Commuting, at lunchtime, in bed, in the bath, in my favourite armchair, sprawled on the window seat, in my parents garden, waiting rooms, once or twice in desperation locked in the ladies loos at work. Anyplace I can pretty much

3. Are you a skipper or a plodder?
Bit of both depends on the books. Some things are so squirm inducingly embarrassing or awful, they have to be skipped (e.g I will never read the epilogue of HP & the Deathly Hallows again) while other books need every single word savoured.

4. Do you cheat? ( i.e. look at the end before you get there)
Almost always. I never want a shock like the ending of Gone with the Wind again.

5. Single or Multiple reader? (Do you read more than one book at a time?)
I always have at least two books on the go, normally 3 or 4. My book choice varies depending on the location, potential audience and indeed the weight/ portability of the book.

6. What books do you remember from when you were a child?
Depends on how far back. As a very small child I have incredibly fond memories of Mog the Forgetful Cat, Paddington, Teddy Robinson, Hungry Caterpillar, Mary Kate etc. From later I have happy memories of The Chalet School, the Wells books, The Little House books, Katy Anne of GG et al, Drina and Little Women. (It's these I tend to return to over and over again when I need escapism or comfort.) The joy of discovering new boks by favourite authors in my mid to late teens too. A friends mother gave me all the La Rochelles because her girls weren't interested then I found the Emily series and Jane of Lantern Hill on a trip to the US.  Of course I still read many of them now.

7. What have you always wanted to read but never have? 
There are few books I want to read that I have not managed to beg, borrow or steal from somewhere or someone. I long to read the real Two Chalet Girls in India (not the fake published by Bettany Press) but of course that can never happen since it is gone for ever. I desperately wanted to read Spycatcher when it was banned then I read it in the US; what a let down that was. It was dull as the proverbial ditchwater. Duller in fact.

8. What else do you do when reading?
Type, cook (things tend to burn), watch TV, knit, talk on the phone, housework (More usually audio books for this)

9. Do you ever feel guilty about reading?
Only when I know I should be doing something else or I am late.

10. Do you reread books?
All the time. I cannot understand anyone who doesn't. There's always something new to discover and there is something deeply comforting about the familiarity almost ritual of rereading an old favourite.

11. Who do you talk to about reading?
Anyone who will listen

12. How do you discover new authors?
Friends/ family recommend books or lend me books, I read a review that sounds interesting, a book catches my attention in the library or the bookshop. I read about an author on girlsown or LJ. GGBP, Fidra or Grey Ladies republish it and I think why not try it.

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  1. Into Danger, Kate Adie (January)
  2. Nella Last's Peace, ed Patricia and Robert Malcolmson (January)
  3. (GO) A Dream of Saddlers Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  4. (GO) Veronica at the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  5. (GO) No Castanets at the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  6. (GO) Masquerade at the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  7. (GO) Jane Leaves the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  8. (GO) Ella at the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  9. (GO) Return to the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  10. To Catch an Heiress, Julia Quinn (January)
  11. How to Catch a Marquis, Julia Quinn (January)
  12. (GO) Rosanna Joins the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  13. (GO) Principal Role, Lorna Hill (January)*
  14. (GO) Swan Feather, Lorna Hill (January)*
  15. (GO) Dress Rehearsal, Lorna Hill (January)*
  16. (GO) Backstage, Lorna Hill (January)*
  17. (GO) Vicki in Venice, Lorna Hill (January)*
  18. (GO) The Secret, Lorna Hill (January)*
  19. (GO) The Armourer's House, Rosemary Sutcliff (January)*
  20. (GO) Jam Tomorrow, Monica Redlich (January)*
  21. The Wombles, Elizabeth Beresford (January)*
  22. The Wandering Wombles, Elizabeth Beresford (January)*
  23. The Wombles at Work, Elizabeth Beresford (January)*
  24. The Wombles to the Rescue, Elizabeth Beresford (January)*
  25. Grass in Piccadilly, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  26. How To Run Your Home Without Help, Kay Smallshaw (January)*
  27. Saplings, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  28. (GO) The Coming of Lys, Phyllis Matthewman (January)
  29. Poppies for England, Susan Scarlett (February)
  30. The Village, Marghanita Laski (February)
  31. Beadle the Bard, JK Rowling (February)
  32. Family Roundabout, Richmal Compton (February)
  33. The Prince's Waitress Wife, Sarah Morgan (February)
  34. The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith (February)
  35. Kingfisher's Catch Fire, Rumer Godden (February)
  36. Good Evening Mrs Craven, The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter Downes (February)*
  37. April Lady, Georgette Heyer (February)
  38. The Exiles, Hilary McKay (February)
  39. The Exiles at Home, Hilary McKay (February)
  40. The Exiles in Love, Hilary McKay (February)
  41. Saffy's Angel, Hilary McKay (February)
  42. Blaming, Elizabeth Taylor (February)
  43. Indigo's Star, Hilary McKay (February)
  44. Caddy Ever After, Hilary McKay (February)
  45. (GO) The Red Rose of Ruvina, Violet Needham (February)
  46. Permanent Rose, Hilary McKay (March)
  47. Forever Rose, Hilary McKay (March)
  48. Tommy Sulivan is a Freak, Meg Cabot (March)
  49. The Princess Diaries: After Eight, Meg Cabot (March)
  50. Singled Out, Virginia Nicolson (March)
  51. The Other Side of Paradise, Margaret Mayhew (March)
  52. News from Thrush Green, Miss Read (March)*
  53. Teen Idol, Meg Cabot (March)
  54. The Thrift Book, India Knight (March)
  55. Sisters in Arms, Nicola Tyler (March)
  56. The Princess Diaries: To the Nines, Meg Cabot (March)
  57. The Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten, Meg Cabot (March)
  58. 16 Lighthouse Road, Debbie Macomber (March)
  59. 204 Rosewood Lane, Debbie Macomber (March)
  60. Jinx, Meg Cabot (March)
  61. A Farthing Will Do, Lillian Harry (March)*
  62. An Incomplete Revenge, Jacquline Winspear (March)
  63. Old Boyfriends, Debbie Macomber (March)
  64. The Miracle at Speedy Motors, Alexander McCall Smith (March)
  65. The Shop on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber (April)
  66. Battles at Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  67. The Dragonfly Pool, Eva Ibbotson (April)
  68. Tying the Perfect Parcel: Everything you should know how to do, Rosemarie Jarski (April)
  69. How to be a Domestic Goddess, Maeve Bradbury & Jennifer Worick (April)
  70. The House Book, Murdoch Books (April)
  71. Letters to Lamar, Win Wyatt (April)
  72. The Little Prince, Antoine Du Saint-Exupery (April)
  73. Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot (April)*
  74. The Undomestic Goddess, Sophie Kinsella (April) 
  75. 311 Pelican Court, Debbie Macomber (April)
  76. Gossip from Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  77. Affairs at Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  78. The Lazy Girl's Guide to the High Life on a Budget, Anita Naik (April)
  79. At Home in Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  80. The Water Horse, Julia Gregson (April)
  81. The School at Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  82. Spam Tomorrow, Verily Anderson (April)
  83. The Wild Lorings at School, Gwendoline Courtney (April)
  84. The Land of Summer, Charlotte Bingham (April)
  85. The Serendipity Shop, Dorita Fairlie Bruce (May)
  86. Trouble at Skelton Hall, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  87. A Lavrock Lilting, Dorita Fairlie Bruce (May)
  88. The Ballet Family, Mabel Esther Allan aka Jean Estoril (May)*
  89. The Ballet Family Again, Mabel Esther Allan aka Jean Estoril (May)*
  90. Summer at Towns End, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  91. Changes for the Challoners, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  92. Celebrating Antonia Forest, ed Laura Hicks (May)
  93. The Last Curtsey, Fiona MacCarthy (May)
  94. The House on the Marsh, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  95. Prep, Curtis Sittenfield (May)
  96. Seven in Switzerland, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  97. The Vine Clad Hill, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  98. Black Forest Summer, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  99. The Sign of the Unicorn, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  100. Behind the Blue Gates, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  101. Beware of the Children, Verily Anderson (May)
  102. The Flo Affair, Verily Anderson (May)
  103. Vanload to Venice, Verily Anderson (May)
  104. Shadow Over the Alps, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  105. Mullion, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  106. Flora at Kilroinn, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  107. Shadows of the Workhouse, Jennifer Worth (May)
  108. Friends at Thrush Green, Miss Read (May)*
  109. Magic Flutes, Eva Ibbotson (May)
  110. Three Go to Switzerland, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  111. Lost Voices, Gilda O'Neil (May)
  112. The Rising Tide, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  113. A Dream of Hunger Moss, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  114. Five Sisters at Sedgewick, Nancy Breary (May)
  115. Tomorrow is a Lovely Day, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  116. Time To Go Back, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  117. Celebrations at Thrush Green, Miss Read (May)*
  118. Romansgrove, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  119. How to be Popular, Meg Cabot (May)
  120. The Year at Thrush Green, Miss Read (June)*
  121. A Strange Enchantment, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  122. Our Square, Verily Anderson (June)
  123. Room for the Cuckoo, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  124. Meric's Secret Cottage, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  125. Bicycles and Blackberries, Sheila Newbury (June)
  126. Porterhouse Major, Margaret Baker (June)
  127. Chiltern Adventure, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  128. The School on Cloud Ridge, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  129. Home to the Island, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  130. The World of Thrush Green, Miss Read (June)
  131. The Bell Family, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  132. New Town, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  133. The Secret of Chimneys, Agatha Christie (June)*
  134. The Seven Dials Mystery, Agatha Christie (June)*
  135. The Growing Summer, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  136. Wintle's Wonders, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  137. Apple Bough, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  138. The Gay Dolphin Adventure, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  139. The Elusive Grasshopper, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  140. Little Light, Sam Young (June)*
  141. Treasure at Amorys, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  142. Rye Royal, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  143. Lorna at Wynards, Elinor Brent Dyer (June)*
  144. Stepsisters for Lorna, Elinor Brent Dyer (June)*
  145. These Old Shades, Georgette Heyer (June)
  146. Kate and the Family Tree, Margaret Storey (June)*
  147. Island Magic, Elizabeth Goudge (June)*
  148. Mystery Mine, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  149. Caldicott Place, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  150. The Moffats, Eleanor Estes (June)
  151. The Confessions of A Reformed Dieter, AJ Rochester (July)
  152. A Parrot in the Pepper Tree, Chris Stewart (July)
  153. The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs (July)
  154. (GO) Gone Away Lake, Elizabeth Enright (July)
  155. (GO) Return to Gone Away, Elizabeth Enright (July)
  156. The Interpretation of Murder, Jed Rubenfeld (July)
  157. The Wonderful Weekend Book, Elspeth Thomson (July)
  158. The Duvet Diet, Jane Worthington & Clare Collins (July)
  159. (GO) Sue Barton Student Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  160. (GO) Sue Barton Senior Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  161. (GO) Sue Barton Visiting Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  162. (GO) Sue Barton Rural Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  163. (GO) Sue Barton Superintendent Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  164. (GO) Sue Barton Neighbourhood Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  165. (GO) Sue Barton Staff Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  166. Avalon High, Meg Cabot (July)
  167. The Unfinished Clue, Georgette Heyer (July)
  168. Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me, Lucia Van Der Post (July)
  169. The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society, Chris Stewart (July)
  170. The Spend Less Handbook, Rebecca Ash (July)
  171. Top Tips for Girls, Kate Reardon (July)
  172. (GO) The Boy in Red, Violet Needham (July)*
  173. Knit Two: The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs (July)
  174. Venetian Dreaming, Paula Weinberger (July)
  175. (GO) The Woods of Windri, Violet Needham (July)*
  176. (GO) The Changeling of Monte Lucio, Violet Needham (July)*
  177. (GO) The Black Riders, Violet Needham (July)*
  178. (GO) The Emerald Crown, Violet Needham (July)*
  179. (GO) The Stormy Petrel, Violet Needham (July)*
  180. Marley & Me, John Grogan (July)
  181. (GO) The House of the Paladin, Violet Needham (August)*
  182. (GO) The Betrayer, Violet Needham (August)*
  183. (GO) Richard and the Golden Horseshoe, Violet Needham (August)*
  184. (GO) The Secret of the White Peacock, Violet Needham (August)*
  185. (GO) The Red Rose of Ruvina, Violet Needham (August)*
  186. Footsteps in the Dark, Georgette Heyer (August)
  187. The Swish of the Curtain, Pamela Brown (August)*
  188. Maddy Alone, Pamela Brown (August)*
  189. Golden Pavements, Pamela Brown (August)*
  190. Blue Door Venture, Pamela Brown (August)*
  191. Maddy Again, Pamela Brown (August)*
  192. (GO) The Bell of the Four Evangelists, Violet Needham (August)*
  193. Death in the Stocks, Georgette Heyer (August)
  194. Behold Here's Poison, Georgette Heyer (August)
  195. Family Playbill, Pamela Brown (August)*
  196. A Blunt Instrument, Georgette Heyer (August)
  197. Ripping Things To Do, Jane Brocket (August)
  198. Why Shoot a Butler, Georgette Heyer (August)
  199. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, Janet Evanovich (August)
  200. Envy, Anna Godberson (August)
  201. Sucking Eggs: What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet, Thrift and Going Green, Patricia Nicol (August)
  202. Airhead, Meg Cabot (August)
  203. Wishing for Tomorrow, Hilary McKay (September)
  204. The Luxe, Anna Godberson (September)
  205. Rumours, Anna Godberson (September)
  206. (GO) Before Green Gables, Budge Wilson (September)
  207. (GO) Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery (September)*
  208. (GO) Anne of Avonlea, LM Montgomery (September)*
  209. (GO) Anne of the Island, LM Montgomery (September)*
  210. (GO) Anne of Windy Willows, LM Montgomery (September)*
  211. (GO) Anne's House of Dreams, LM Montgomery (September)*
  212. (GO) Anne of Ingleside, LM Montgomery (September)*
  213. (GO) Chronicles of Avonlea, LM Montgomery (September)*
  214. (GO) Further Chronicles of Avonlea, LM Montgomery (September)*
  215. (GO) Rainbow Valley, LM Montgomery (September)*
  216. (GO) Rilla of Ingleside, LM Montgomery (September)*
  217. Homemade, Elspeth Thomson and Ros Badger (September)
  218. (GO) Summer's Day, Mary Bell (September)
  219. (GO) Pandora of Parham Royal, Violet Needham (September)
  220. (GO) Maids of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  221. (GO) Seven Scamps, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  222. (GO) Heather Leaves School, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  223. (GO) Janie of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  224. (GO) Janie Steps In, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  225. The Benevent Treasure, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  226. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist, M C Beaton (October)
  227. How to be Adored, Caroline Cox (October)
  228. The Case is Closed, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  229. The Chinese Shawl, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  230. The Catherine Wheel, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  231. The Brading Collection, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  232. (GO) Gerry Goes to School, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)
  233. (GO) A Head Girls Difficulties, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)
  234. Size 14 is not fat either, Meg Cabot (October)
  235. Corduroy Mansions, Alexander MacCall Smith (October)
  236. Warpaint, Lindy Woodhead (October)
  237. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener, MC Beaton (October)
  238. Bobbi Brown Make Up Manual, Bobbi Brown (October)
  239. Sarah Raven's Complete Christmas: Food & Flowers, Sarah Raven (October)
  240. The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, Alexander McCall Smith (October)
  241. The Key, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  242. Whitethorn Woods, Maeve Binchy (October)
  243. Divas Don't Knit. Gil McNeil (October)
  244. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, MC Beaton (October)
  245. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet, MC Beaton (October)
  246. The Grey Mask, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  247. Latter End, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  248. The Watersplash, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  249. The Girl in the Cellar, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  250. The Listening Eye, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  251. A Good Yarn, Debbie Macomber (Novermber)
  252. Summer on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber (Novermber)
  253. Make, Cath Kidston (November)
  254. (GO) The Road to Yesterday, L M Montgomrey * (November)
  255. Pilgrims Rest, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  256. The Gazebo, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  257. (GO) Changes at Melling, Margaret Biggs (November)
  258. The Case of William Smith, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  259. The Ivory Dagger, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  260. The Alligham Inheritance, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  261. From Cradle to Crown: British Nannies and Governesses at the world's Royal Courts, Charlotte Zeepvat (November)
  262. Backwards in High Heels, Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine (November)
  263. Lonesome Road, Patrricia Wentworth (November)
  264. No More Dying, David Roberts (November)
  265. Size Doesn't Matter, Meg Cabot (November)
  266. Springtime in Burracombe, Lilian Harry (November)
  267. Cornelia of the Chalet School, Jackie Roberts (November)
  268. The Clock Struck Twelve, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  269. What Happens in London, Julia Quinn (November)
  270. Airhead: Being Nicki, Meg Cabot (November)
  271. Guides of the Chalet School, Jane Berry (November)
  272. Albert, Alison Jezzard (November)*
  273. Albert on the Farm, Alison Jezzard (November)*
  274. Meet Mary Kate, Helen Morgan (November)*
  275. The Bettany's of Taverton High, Helen Barber (November)*
  276. Juliet of the Chalet School, Caroline German (November)*
  277. Mary Kate and the Jumble Bear, Helen Morgan (November)*
  278. Mary Kate and the School Bus and other Stories, Helen Morgan (November)*
  279. Eternity Ring, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  280. Peace Comes to the Chalet School (December)*
  281. Albert's Christmas, Alison Jezzard (December)*
  282. The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton (December)
  283. Fallen Skies, Philippa Gregory (December)
  284. Me and Mr Darcy, Alexandra Potter (December)
  285. The Secret Diary of Miss Miranda Cheever, Julia Quinn (December)
  286. Silhouette in Scarlet, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  287. The Return Journey, Maeve Binchy (December)
  288. A Christmas Grace, Anne Perry (December)
  289. A Highland Christmas, MC Beaton (December)
  290. Borrower of the Night, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  291. Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire, Mireille Guiliano (December)
  292. Trojan Gold, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  293. Spot's First Christmas, Eric Hill (December)
  294. Dear Santa, Rob Campbell (December)
  295. The Little Reindeer, Michael Foreman (December)
  296. Night Train to Memphis, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  297. Christmas with Anne and other Stories, LM Montgomery (December)
  298. The Camelot Caper, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  299. The Street of Five Moons, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  300. How to be a Lady, Candace Simpson-Giles (December)
  301. Christmas at Thrush Green, Miss Read (December)

dozydormouse: (Default)
  1. Into Danger, Kate Adie (January)
  2. Nella Last's Peace, ed Patricia and Robert Malcolmson (January)
  3. (GO) A Dream of Saddlers Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  4. (GO) Veronica at the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  5. (GO) No Castanets at the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  6. (GO) Masquerade at the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  7. (GO) Jane Leaves the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  8. (GO) Ella at the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  9. (GO) Return to the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  10. To Catch an Heiress, Julia Quinn (January)
  11. How to Catch a Marquis, Julia Quinn (January)
  12. (GO) Rosanna Joins the Wells, Lorna Hill (January)*
  13. (GO) Principal Role, Lorna Hill (January)*
  14. (GO) Swan Feather, Lorna Hill (January)*
  15. (GO) Dress Rehearsal, Lorna Hill (January)*
  16. (GO) Backstage, Lorna Hill (January)*
  17. (GO) Vicki in Venice, Lorna Hill (January)*
  18. (GO) The Secret, Lorna Hill (January)*
  19. (GO) The Armourer's House, Rosemary Sutcliff (January)*
  20. (GO) Jam Tomorrow, Monica Redlich (January)*
  21. The Wombles, Elizabeth Beresford (January)*
  22. The Wandering Wombles, Elizabeth Beresford (January)*
  23. The Wombles at Work, Elizabeth Beresford (January)*
  24. The Wombles to the Rescue, Elizabeth Beresford (January)*
  25. Grass in Piccadilly, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  26. How To Run Your Home Without Help, Kay Smallshaw (January)*
  27. Saplings, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  28. (GO) The Coming of Lys, Phyllis Matthewman (January)
  29. Poppies for England, Susan Scarlett (February)
  30. The Village, Marghanita Laski (February)
  31. Beadle the Bard, JK Rowling (February)
  32. Family Roundabout, Richmal Compton (February)
  33. The Prince's Waitress Wife, Sarah Morgan (February)
  34. The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith (February)
  35. Kingfisher's Catch Fire, Rumer Godden (February)
  36. Good Evening Mrs Craven, The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter Downes (February)*
  37. April Lady, Georgette Heyer (February)
  38. The Exiles, Hilary McKay (February)
  39. The Exiles at Home, Hilary McKay (February)
  40. The Exiles in Love, Hilary McKay (February)
  41. Saffy's Angel, Hilary McKay (February)
  42. Blaming, Elizabeth Taylor (February)
  43. Indigo's Star, Hilary McKay (February)
  44. Caddy Ever After, Hilary McKay (February)
  45. (GO) The Red Rose of Ruvina, Violet Needham (February)
  46. Permanent Rose, Hilary McKay (March)
  47. Forever Rose, Hilary McKay (March)
  48. Tommy Sulivan is a Freak, Meg Cabot (March)
  49. The Princess Diaries: After Eight, Meg Cabot (March)
  50. Singled Out, Virginia Nicolson (March)
  51. The Other Side of Paradise, Margaret Mayhew (March)
  52. News from Thrush Green, Miss Read (March)*
  53. Teen Idol, Meg Cabot (March)
  54. The Thrift Book, India Knight (March)
  55. Sisters in Arms, Nicola Tyler (March)
  56. The Princess Diaries: To the Nines, Meg Cabot (March)
  57. The Princess Diaries: Ten Out of Ten, Meg Cabot (March)
  58. 16 Lighthouse Road, Debbie Macomber (March)
  59. 204 Rosewood Lane, Debbie Macomber (March)
  60. Jinx, Meg Cabot (March)
  61. A Farthing Will Do, Lillian Harry (March)*
  62. An Incomplete Revenge, Jacquline Winspear (March)
  63. Old Boyfriends, Debbie Macomber (March)
  64. The Miracle at Speedy Motors, Alexander McCall Smith (March)
  65. The Shop on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber (April)
  66. Battles at Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  67. The Dragonfly Pool, Eva Ibbotson (April)
  68. Tying the Perfect Parcel: Everything you should know how to do, Rosemarie Jarski (April)
  69. How to be a Domestic Goddess, Maeve Bradbury & Jennifer Worick (April)
  70. The House Book, Murdoch Books (April)
  71. Letters to Lamar, Win Wyatt (April)
  72. The Little Prince, Antoine Du Saint-Exupery (April)
  73. Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot (April)*
  74. The Undomestic Goddess, Sophie Kinsella (April) 
  75. 311 Pelican Court, Debbie Macomber (April)
  76. Gossip from Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  77. Affairs at Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  78. The Lazy Girl's Guide to the High Life on a Budget, Anita Naik (April)
  79. At Home in Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  80. The Water Horse, Julia Gregson (April)
  81. The School at Thrush Green, Miss Read (April)*
  82. Spam Tomorrow, Verily Anderson (April)
  83. The Wild Lorings at School, Gwendoline Courtney (April)
  84. The Land of Summer, Charlotte Bingham (April)
  85. The Serendipity Shop, Dorita Fairlie Bruce (May)
  86. Trouble at Skelton Hall, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  87. A Lavrock Lilting, Dorita Fairlie Bruce (May)
  88. The Ballet Family, Mabel Esther Allan aka Jean Estoril (May)*
  89. The Ballet Family Again, Mabel Esther Allan aka Jean Estoril (May)*
  90. Summer at Towns End, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  91. Changes for the Challoners, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  92. Celebrating Antonia Forest, ed Laura Hicks (May)
  93. The Last Curtsey, Fiona MacCarthy (May)
  94. The House on the Marsh, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  95. Prep, Curtis Sittenfield (May)
  96. Seven in Switzerland, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  97. The Vine Clad Hill, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  98. Black Forest Summer, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  99. The Sign of the Unicorn, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  100. Behind the Blue Gates, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  101. Beware of the Children, Verily Anderson (May)
  102. The Flo Affair, Verily Anderson (May)
  103. Vanload to Venice, Verily Anderson (May)
  104. Shadow Over the Alps, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  105. Mullion, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  106. Flora at Kilroinn, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  107. Shadows of the Workhouse, Jennifer Worth (May)
  108. Friends at Thrush Green, Miss Read (May)*
  109. Magic Flutes, Eva Ibbotson (May)
  110. Three Go to Switzerland, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  111. Lost Voices, Gilda O'Neil (May)
  112. The Rising Tide, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  113. A Dream of Hunger Moss, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  114. Five Sisters at Sedgewick, Nancy Breary (May)
  115. Tomorrow is a Lovely Day, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  116. Time To Go Back, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  117. Celebrations at Thrush Green, Miss Read (May)*
  118. Romansgrove, Mabel Esther Allan (May)*
  119. How to be Popular, Meg Cabot (May)
  120. The Year at Thrush Green, Miss Read (June)*
  121. A Strange Enchantment, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  122. Our Square, Verily Anderson (June)
  123. Room for the Cuckoo, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  124. Meric's Secret Cottage, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  125. Bicycles and Blackberries, Sheila Newbury (June)
  126. Porterhouse Major, Margaret Baker (June)
  127. Chiltern Adventure, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  128. The School on Cloud Ridge, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  129. Home to the Island, Mabel Esther Allan (June)*
  130. The World of Thrush Green, Miss Read (June)
  131. The Bell Family, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  132. New Town, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  133. The Secret of Chimneys, Agatha Christie (June)*
  134. The Seven Dials Mystery, Agatha Christie (June)*
  135. The Growing Summer, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  136. Wintle's Wonders, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  137. Apple Bough, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  138. The Gay Dolphin Adventure, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  139. The Elusive Grasshopper, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  140. Little Light, Sam Young (June)*
  141. Treasure at Amorys, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  142. Rye Royal, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  143. Lorna at Wynards, Elinor Brent Dyer (June)*
  144. Stepsisters for Lorna, Elinor Brent Dyer (June)*
  145. These Old Shades, Georgette Heyer (June)
  146. Kate and the Family Tree, Margaret Storey (June)*
  147. Island Magic, Elizabeth Goudge (June)*
  148. Mystery Mine, Malcolm Saville (June)*
  149. Caldicott Place, Noel Streatfeild (June)*
  150. The Moffats, Eleanor Estes (June)
  151. The Confessions of A Reformed Dieter, AJ Rochester (July)
  152. A Parrot in the Pepper Tree, Chris Stewart (July)
  153. The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs (July)
  154. (GO) Gone Away Lake, Elizabeth Enright (July)
  155. (GO) Return to Gone Away, Elizabeth Enright (July)
  156. The Interpretation of Murder, Jed Rubenfeld (July)
  157. The Wonderful Weekend Book, Elspeth Thomson (July)
  158. The Duvet Diet, Jane Worthington & Clare Collins (July)
  159. (GO) Sue Barton Student Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  160. (GO) Sue Barton Senior Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  161. (GO) Sue Barton Visiting Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  162. (GO) Sue Barton Rural Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  163. (GO) Sue Barton Superintendent Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  164. (GO) Sue Barton Neighbourhood Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  165. (GO) Sue Barton Staff Nurse, Helen Dore Boylston (July)*
  166. Avalon High, Meg Cabot (July)
  167. The Unfinished Clue, Georgette Heyer (July)
  168. Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me, Lucia Van Der Post (July)
  169. The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society, Chris Stewart (July)
  170. The Spend Less Handbook, Rebecca Ash (July)
  171. Top Tips for Girls, Kate Reardon (July)
  172. (GO) The Boy in Red, Violet Needham (July)*
  173. Knit Two: The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs (July)
  174. Venetian Dreaming, Paula Weinberger (July)
  175. (GO) The Woods of Windri, Violet Needham (July)*
  176. (GO) The Changeling of Monte Lucio, Violet Needham (July)*
  177. (GO) The Black Riders, Violet Needham (July)*
  178. (GO) The Emerald Crown, Violet Needham (July)*
  179. (GO) The Stormy Petrel, Violet Needham (July)*
  180. Marley & Me, John Grogan (July)
  181. (GO) The House of the Paladin, Violet Needham (August)*
  182. (GO) The Betrayer, Violet Needham (August)*
  183. (GO) Richard and the Golden Horseshoe, Violet Needham (August)*
  184. (GO) The Secret of the White Peacock, Violet Needham (August)*
  185. (GO) The Red Rose of Ruvina, Violet Needham (August)*
  186. Footsteps in the Dark, Georgette Heyer (August)
  187. The Swish of the Curtain, Pamela Brown (August)*
  188. Maddy Alone, Pamela Brown (August)*
  189. Golden Pavements, Pamela Brown (August)*
  190. Blue Door Venture, Pamela Brown (August)*
  191. Maddy Again, Pamela Brown (August)*
  192. (GO) The Bell of the Four Evangelists, Violet Needham (August)*
  193. Death in the Stocks, Georgette Heyer (August)
  194. Behold Here's Poison, Georgette Heyer (August)
  195. Family Playbill, Pamela Brown (August)*
  196. A Blunt Instrument, Georgette Heyer (August)
  197. Ripping Things To Do, Jane Brocket (August)
  198. Why Shoot a Butler, Georgette Heyer (August)
  199. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, Janet Evanovich (August)
  200. Envy, Anna Godberson (August)
  201. Sucking Eggs: What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet, Thrift and Going Green, Patricia Nicol (August)
  202. Airhead, Meg Cabot (August)
  203. Wishing for Tomorrow, Hilary McKay (September)
  204. The Luxe, Anna Godberson (September)
  205. Rumours, Anna Godberson (September)
  206. (GO) Before Green Gables, Budge Wilson (September)
  207. (GO) Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery (September)*
  208. (GO) Anne of Avonlea, LM Montgomery (September)*
  209. (GO) Anne of the Island, LM Montgomery (September)*
  210. (GO) Anne of Windy Willows, LM Montgomery (September)*
  211. (GO) Anne's House of Dreams, LM Montgomery (September)*
  212. (GO) Anne of Ingleside, LM Montgomery (September)*
  213. (GO) Chronicles of Avonlea, LM Montgomery (September)*
  214. (GO) Further Chronicles of Avonlea, LM Montgomery (September)*
  215. (GO) Rainbow Valley, LM Montgomery (September)*
  216. (GO) Rilla of Ingleside, LM Montgomery (September)*
  217. Homemade, Elspeth Thomson and Ros Badger (September)
  218. (GO) Summer's Day, Mary Bell (September)
  219. (GO) Pandora of Parham Royal, Violet Needham (September)
  220. (GO) Maids of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  221. (GO) Seven Scamps, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  222. (GO) Heather Leaves School, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  223. (GO) Janie of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  224. (GO) Janie Steps In, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)*
  225. The Benevent Treasure, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  226. Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist, M C Beaton (October)
  227. How to be Adored, Caroline Cox (October)
  228. The Case is Closed, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  229. The Chinese Shawl, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  230. The Catherine Wheel, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  231. The Brading Collection, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  232. (GO) Gerry Goes to School, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)
  233. (GO) A Head Girls Difficulties, Elinor Brent Dyer (October)
  234. Size 14 is not fat either, Meg Cabot (October)
  235. Corduroy Mansions, Alexander MacCall Smith (October)
  236. Warpaint, Lindy Woodhead (October)
  237. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener, MC Beaton (October)
  238. Bobbi Brown Make Up Manual, Bobbi Brown (October)
  239. Sarah Raven's Complete Christmas: Food & Flowers, Sarah Raven (October)
  240. The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, Alexander McCall Smith (October)
  241. The Key, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  242. Whitethorn Woods, Maeve Binchy (October)
  243. Divas Don't Knit. Gil McNeil (October)
  244. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, MC Beaton (October)
  245. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet, MC Beaton (October)
  246. The Grey Mask, Patricia Wentworth (October)
  247. Latter End, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  248. The Watersplash, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  249. The Girl in the Cellar, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  250. The Listening Eye, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  251. A Good Yarn, Debbie Macomber (Novermber)
  252. Summer on Blossom Street, Debbie Macomber (Novermber)
  253. Make, Cath Kidston (November)
  254. (GO) The Road to Yesterday, L M Montgomrey * (November)
  255. Pilgrims Rest, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  256. The Gazebo, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  257. (GO) Changes at Melling, Margaret Biggs (November)
  258. The Case of William Smith, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  259. The Ivory Dagger, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  260. The Alligham Inheritance, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  261. From Cradle to Crown: British Nannies and Governesses at the world's Royal Courts, Charlotte Zeepvat (November)
  262. Backwards in High Heels, Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine (November)
  263. Lonesome Road, Patrricia Wentworth (November)
  264. No More Dying, David Roberts (November)
  265. Size Doesn't Matter, Meg Cabot (November)
  266. Springtime in Burracombe, Lilian Harry (November)
  267. Cornelia of the Chalet School, Jackie Roberts (November)
  268. The Clock Struck Twelve, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  269. What Happens in London, Julia Quinn (November)
  270. Airhead: Being Nicki, Meg Cabot (November)
  271. Guides of the Chalet School, Jane Berry (November)
  272. Albert, Alison Jezzard (November)*
  273. Albert on the Farm, Alison Jezzard (November)*
  274. Meet Mary Kate, Helen Morgan (November)*
  275. The Bettany's of Taverton High, Helen Barber (November)*
  276. Juliet of the Chalet School, Caroline German (November)*
  277. Mary Kate and the Jumble Bear, Helen Morgan (November)*
  278. Mary Kate and the School Bus and other Stories, Helen Morgan (November)*
  279. Eternity Ring, Patricia Wentworth (November)
  280. Peace Comes to the Chalet School (December)*
  281. Albert's Christmas, Alison Jezzard (December)*
  282. The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton (December)
  283. Fallen Skies, Philippa Gregory (December)
  284. Me and Mr Darcy, Alexandra Potter (December)
  285. The Secret Diary of Miss Miranda Cheever, Julia Quinn (December)
  286. Silhouette in Scarlet, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  287. The Return Journey, Maeve Binchy (December)
  288. A Christmas Grace, Anne Perry (December)
  289. A Highland Christmas, MC Beaton (December)
  290. Borrower of the Night, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  291. Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire, Mireille Guiliano (December)
  292. Trojan Gold, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  293. Spot's First Christmas, Eric Hill (December)
  294. Dear Santa, Rob Campbell (December)
  295. The Little Reindeer, Michael Foreman (December)
  296. Night Train to Memphis, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  297. Christmas with Anne and other Stories, LM Montgomery (December)
  298. The Camelot Caper, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  299. The Street of Five Moons, Elizabeth Peters (December)
  300. How to be a Lady, Candace Simpson-Giles (December)
  301. Christmas at Thrush Green, Miss Read (December)

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This analogy for bereavement was in Thyme Out by Katie Fforde it isn't new or orignial it is more or less the same analogy given to me by the hospice nurse when Gramps was dying but expressed beautifully. So I post it here to remind me and because it might help someone else. I do know the analogy helped me through some very hard weeks then and seven years later when Granny died.

"She said when you lose someone you love, the days go by so slowly, and the loss leaves a vast, immeasurable hole in your life. But gradually , after years, sometimes, very very slowly, the hole begins to close. It's like darning, she said. Slowly, , slowly, you place threads across the hole and weave them together, until eventually, after decades, maybe, you find the hole has gone... There's still a bloody great darn there, of course, the sock is never whole again, but at least your toes don't stick out anymore."

Now for me that works, it sums up exactly how it is excpet of course I have never had a terrible loss to bear. Loving people and losing them hurts but those I have lost went in the natural order of things, it was painful but not the unfair unbearable kind of loss. One expects to bury ones grandparents and one knows one will probably have to bury ones parents. A spouse would take a very long time - I do not think my grandmother has finished her darning after 24 years. If it were a child or young sibling I imagine the hole might never close completley

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This analogy for bereavement was in Thyme Out by Katie Fforde it isn't new or orignial it is more or less the same analogy given to me by the hospice nurse when Gramps was dying but expressed beautifully. So I post it here to remind me and because it might help someone else. I do know the analogy helped me through some very hard weeks then and seven years later when Granny died.

"She said when you lose someone you love, the days go by so slowly, and the loss leaves a vast, immeasurable hole in your life. But gradually , after years, sometimes, very very slowly, the hole begins to close. It's like darning, she said. Slowly, , slowly, you place threads across the hole and weave them together, until eventually, after decades, maybe, you find the hole has gone... There's still a bloody great darn there, of course, the sock is never whole again, but at least your toes don't stick out anymore."

Now for me that works, it sums up exactly how it is excpet of course I have never had a terrible loss to bear. Loving people and losing them hurts but those I have lost went in the natural order of things, it was painful but not the unfair unbearable kind of loss. One expects to bury ones grandparents and one knows one will probably have to bury ones parents. A spouse would take a very long time - I do not think my grandmother has finished her darning after 24 years. If it were a child or young sibling I imagine the hole might never close completley

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To misquote Lucy Maud Montgomery "I want to know not just believe that the world is round."

  1. Egypt - The Valley of the Kings, Temples at Karnak, Pyramids at Giza
  2. Prince Edward Island
  3. St John, Canada
  4. Halifax, Canada (not Yorkshire)
  5. Malta - Valetta particularly
  6. Paris - yes despite having been around the Boulevard Periphique times without number I have never actually been to Paris
  7. Taj Mahal
  8. Bethlehem
  9. Hong Kong Island - I long to see how it has changed since I last saw it in 1996
  10. Pompeii
  11. Falkland Islands
  12. Arnhem - well nearish I would like to find the spot where my mother's cousin was buried in WW2
  13. Toronto
  14. Cleveland, Ohio - yes of course it's in a book
  15. San Francisco
  16. Grand Canyon
  17. Vancouver
  18. Seattle
  19. Niagara Falls - now I am old enough to remember
  20. Madrid
  21. Seville
  22. Athens
  23. Florence
  24. Amalfi Coast
  25. Geneva, Lucerne, Interlaken, Zurich, Berne, Basle - have in fact been to all those places but I cannot remember I was 6
  26. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark - family trip when I was 3 sadly nothing remains in my memory
  27. Little Women House, Concord, MASS
  28. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Vermont
  29. New England in the Fall
  30. Morroco
  31. New Zealand
  32. New Orleans - actually I have been but cannot remember as I was 4.
  33. Gallipoli - if the FCO ever says it is safe to go
  34. St Petersburg
  35. Moscow
  36. Kenya
  37. Cape Town
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To misquote Lucy Maud Montgomery "I want to know not just believe that the world is round."

  1. Egypt - The Valley of the Kings, Temples at Karnak, Pyramids at Giza
  2. Prince Edward Island
  3. St John, Canada
  4. Halifax, Canada (not Yorkshire)
  5. Malta - Valetta particularly
  6. Paris - yes despite having been around the Boulevard Periphique times without number I have never actually been to Paris
  7. Taj Mahal
  8. Bethlehem
  9. Hong Kong Island - I long to see how it has changed since I last saw it in 1996
  10. Pompeii
  11. Falkland Islands
  12. Arnhem - well nearish I would like to find the spot where my mother's cousin was buried in WW2
  13. Toronto
  14. Cleveland, Ohio - yes of course it's in a book
  15. San Francisco
  16. Grand Canyon
  17. Vancouver
  18. Seattle
  19. Niagara Falls - now I am old enough to remember
  20. Madrid
  21. Seville
  22. Athens
  23. Florence
  24. Amalfi Coast
  25. Geneva, Lucerne, Interlaken, Zurich, Berne, Basle - have in fact been to all those places but I cannot remember I was 6
  26. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark - family trip when I was 3 sadly nothing remains in my memory
  27. Little Women House, Concord, MASS
  28. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Vermont
  29. New England in the Fall
  30. Morroco
  31. New Zealand
  32. New Orleans - actually I have been but cannot remember as I was 4.
  33. Gallipoli - if the FCO ever says it is safe to go
  34. St Petersburg
  35. Moscow
  36. Kenya
  37. Cape Town
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The  latest bout of wheezing, gasping and general not wellness has led to a great deal of reading. This is obviously the silver lining to illness one is encouraged to lounge in a favourite chair, wrapped in a cosy blanket clutching a mug of tea in one hand and a book in the other.

A Town Like Alice, Nevile Shute
I've been meaning to read this since forever or at least since I took it from Granny's bookshelf after she died and carried it home. I don't know what I expected but it wasn't what I thought, it was much better. This was a book I read in one sitting because I was enthralled. I suppose it had many of the elements that make me like girlsown, a heroine who has fortitude and determination and who strives to do the right thing no matter what and in the end enjoys well deserved good fortune, a gentle love story that survives hardship and misunderstanding and history. There was a strong sense of time and place and I found that it really mattered to me what happened to the characters. The narrative voice is unusual and yet he too mattered to me. The ending is bittersweet and I found myself wishing that the narrator had chosen an alternative course. 

Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson
This is the first Eva Ibbotson I've ever read and I was instantly hooked. Once again I liked the sense of place in this book and the central character was someone I could really care about. I felt she really captured the atmosphere of the amazon and made it seem a place of endless possibilities. To be honest the governess and others were a little ahead of their time but it made for a good story. There was a sense of the fantastical about it, there are points when one has to suspend disbelief just a little but the exotic nature of the setting made the heroine's experiences seem just a little more plausible. The twins are such caricatures of badness that they are a joy to read about, I longed to know which new depth they would plumb.

The Market Square, Miss Read
I love Miss Read, her books are so gentle and comforting. I suppose because they describe a rural idyll that no longer exists if it ever did. They provide a constant in an unpredictable world. I particularly enjoy this one and its sequel because one can get completely immersed in the fictional market town of Caxley and the lives of the Howards and the Norths. The two books allow one to enjoy a gentle ramble through the first half of the twentieth century with the Howards and the Norths. This time I actually wept over Bender's death - somehow the poignancy struck me anew this time around. 

Unforgettable Fifth at Trebizon, Anne Digby
I read this to counteract a sudden terror that struck at 2am. It is the perfect antidote to things that go bump or rather telephones that ring in the night. I first read this book when it was published and at 16 and in Lower VI, I was only a Iittle older than the target audience. This reread made me recall all over again the reasons why I am a Robbie girl rather than Cliff's girl. My goodness Cliff turns out to have feet of clay and he just isn't the boy we thought he was. They say you should watch the quiet ones. There's something special about Robbie even if it is only the fact that I grew up with Rebecca and Robbie. The book is also always gearing up towards their eventual reconcillation. His birthday present is also both thoughtful and romantic - Go Robbie. As a grown up I feel she does not need either boy and would be better off without them but back then Robbie and Rebecca were my OTP. I also noted that when one considers the kind of fees that were paid for Trebizon, Rebecca's GCSE grades were really not very impressive. She was pleased with them but two fails! If I were a parent I think I'd want a refund. It is a good example of a modern school story, all the incidents are believable (Aside from the exceptional chastity of all the girls and boys involved - there are only kisses that make them tremble and only that once they are in the upper fifth.) and the concerns of the average 15/16 year old are well portrayed. 

Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
This book made me incredibly grateful I live in the 21st Century. The descriptions of midwifery in the East End in the nineteen fifties made me shudder. I know it goes against all the existing tenets of the Catholic Church but Marie Stopes should be canonised as should the inventors of the contraceptive pill.  The statistic that as stuck in my mind is that pre pill this midwife had a caseload of aproximately 100 deliveries a month post pill it was more like 8. I think that tells us all we need to know. It was fascinating as a piece of social history and I realised how much attitudes have changed in a very short space of time. No one would now tell everyone a mixed race baby had died at birth and spirit it out for adoption in the middle of the night as happened in one case. To give the author her due she was appalled by this.

Tales of Normansfield: The Langdon Down legacy, Andrew Merriman
The book opens with two descriptions of Normanhurst (a residential home for children and adults with Downs) one from the 19th century and one from the 1970s. You read it and make assumptions about the dates then you realise when these pieces were really written and hope that you are wrong and then you find that you aren't wrong and the horror sets in. I'd never heard of Langdon Down and now that I have I am filled with respect for this kind, compassinate Victorian doctor who was way ahead of his time in the way he treated those with learning difficulties.
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The  latest bout of wheezing, gasping and general not wellness has led to a great deal of reading. This is obviously the silver lining to illness one is encouraged to lounge in a favourite chair, wrapped in a cosy blanket clutching a mug of tea in one hand and a book in the other.

A Town Like Alice, Nevile Shute
I've been meaning to read this since forever or at least since I took it from Granny's bookshelf after she died and carried it home. I don't know what I expected but it wasn't what I thought, it was much better. This was a book I read in one sitting because I was enthralled. I suppose it had many of the elements that make me like girlsown, a heroine who has fortitude and determination and who strives to do the right thing no matter what and in the end enjoys well deserved good fortune, a gentle love story that survives hardship and misunderstanding and history. There was a strong sense of time and place and I found that it really mattered to me what happened to the characters. The narrative voice is unusual and yet he too mattered to me. The ending is bittersweet and I found myself wishing that the narrator had chosen an alternative course. 

Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson
This is the first Eva Ibbotson I've ever read and I was instantly hooked. Once again I liked the sense of place in this book and the central character was someone I could really care about. I felt she really captured the atmosphere of the amazon and made it seem a place of endless possibilities. To be honest the governess and others were a little ahead of their time but it made for a good story. There was a sense of the fantastical about it, there are points when one has to suspend disbelief just a little but the exotic nature of the setting made the heroine's experiences seem just a little more plausible. The twins are such caricatures of badness that they are a joy to read about, I longed to know which new depth they would plumb.

The Market Square, Miss Read
I love Miss Read, her books are so gentle and comforting. I suppose because they describe a rural idyll that no longer exists if it ever did. They provide a constant in an unpredictable world. I particularly enjoy this one and its sequel because one can get completely immersed in the fictional market town of Caxley and the lives of the Howards and the Norths. The two books allow one to enjoy a gentle ramble through the first half of the twentieth century with the Howards and the Norths. This time I actually wept over Bender's death - somehow the poignancy struck me anew this time around. 

Unforgettable Fifth at Trebizon, Anne Digby
I read this to counteract a sudden terror that struck at 2am. It is the perfect antidote to things that go bump or rather telephones that ring in the night. I first read this book when it was published and at 16 and in Lower VI, I was only a Iittle older than the target audience. This reread made me recall all over again the reasons why I am a Robbie girl rather than Cliff's girl. My goodness Cliff turns out to have feet of clay and he just isn't the boy we thought he was. They say you should watch the quiet ones. There's something special about Robbie even if it is only the fact that I grew up with Rebecca and Robbie. The book is also always gearing up towards their eventual reconcillation. His birthday present is also both thoughtful and romantic - Go Robbie. As a grown up I feel she does not need either boy and would be better off without them but back then Robbie and Rebecca were my OTP. I also noted that when one considers the kind of fees that were paid for Trebizon, Rebecca's GCSE grades were really not very impressive. She was pleased with them but two fails! If I were a parent I think I'd want a refund. It is a good example of a modern school story, all the incidents are believable (Aside from the exceptional chastity of all the girls and boys involved - there are only kisses that make them tremble and only that once they are in the upper fifth.) and the concerns of the average 15/16 year old are well portrayed. 

Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
This book made me incredibly grateful I live in the 21st Century. The descriptions of midwifery in the East End in the nineteen fifties made me shudder. I know it goes against all the existing tenets of the Catholic Church but Marie Stopes should be canonised as should the inventors of the contraceptive pill.  The statistic that as stuck in my mind is that pre pill this midwife had a caseload of aproximately 100 deliveries a month post pill it was more like 8. I think that tells us all we need to know. It was fascinating as a piece of social history and I realised how much attitudes have changed in a very short space of time. No one would now tell everyone a mixed race baby had died at birth and spirit it out for adoption in the middle of the night as happened in one case. To give the author her due she was appalled by this.

Tales of Normansfield: The Langdon Down legacy, Andrew Merriman
The book opens with two descriptions of Normanhurst (a residential home for children and adults with Downs) one from the 19th century and one from the 1970s. You read it and make assumptions about the dates then you realise when these pieces were really written and hope that you are wrong and then you find that you aren't wrong and the horror sets in. I'd never heard of Langdon Down and now that I have I am filled with respect for this kind, compassinate Victorian doctor who was way ahead of his time in the way he treated those with learning difficulties.
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Today I thought I'd share with you my favourite ways to waste time on the internets I mean my favourite blogs.

Yarnstorm - The blog of Jane Brocket (author of the Gentle Art of Domesticity) chronicles the life I imagine I'd like to lead. That and the photos usually make me smile

Fidra - lovely books, need I say more

3191:  A Year of Evenings - the photos make me happy and give me an insight into life across the Atlantic

Simply Breakfast - makes me wish I actually had time for breakfast, she turns the first meal of the day into an art form as opposed to necessity.

Liivian Talossa - I cannot understand a word of this Finnish blog but the pictures say it all.

Africa Expat Wives Club - I started reading as Kenya imploded and now I am hooked.

Cake Wrecks - the newest acquisition but it never fails to cheer me up





 
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Today I thought I'd share with you my favourite ways to waste time on the internets I mean my favourite blogs.

Yarnstorm - The blog of Jane Brocket (author of the Gentle Art of Domesticity) chronicles the life I imagine I'd like to lead. That and the photos usually make me smile

Fidra - lovely books, need I say more

3191:  A Year of Evenings - the photos make me happy and give me an insight into life across the Atlantic

Simply Breakfast - makes me wish I actually had time for breakfast, she turns the first meal of the day into an art form as opposed to necessity.

Liivian Talossa - I cannot understand a word of this Finnish blog but the pictures say it all.

Africa Expat Wives Club - I started reading as Kenya imploded and now I am hooked.

Cake Wrecks - the newest acquisition but it never fails to cheer me up





 
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  1. (GO) Seven Sisters at Queen Annes, Evelyn Smith (January) 
  2. (GO) Judith Teaches, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  3. (GO) Septima at School, Evelyn Smith (January)
  4. (GO) Tansy of Tring Street, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  5. (GO) The Night Wind, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  6. (GO) The May Day Mystery, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  7. (GO) The View Beyond My Father,  Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  8. Never Learn To Type, Margaret Joan Anstee (January)
  9. Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  10. Curtain Up, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  11. Cloister Cats, Michael Surman (January)
  12. The Painted Garden, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  13. Black Narcissus, Rumer Godden (January)
  14. Caldicott Place, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  15. The Diary of a Provincial Lady, EM Delafield (January)
  16. The Provincial Lady Goes Further, EM Delafield (January)
  17. The Provincial Lady in America, EM Delafield (January)
  18. The Provincial Lady in Wartime, EM Delafield (January)
  19. Dying to Tell, Robert Goddard (January)
  20. Beyond Recall, Robert Goddard (January)
  21. The Gentle Art of Domesticity, Jane Brocket (January)
  22. Storm Over Burracombe, Lilian Harry (January)
  23. (GO) The Chalet School Cookbook, Elinor M Brent Dyer (January)
  24. Mrs Miniver, Jan Struther (February)
  25. The Diary of a Provincial Daughter, Rosamund Dashwood (February)
  26. The Shell House, Linda Newbery (February)
  27. Mrs Milburns War Diaries, Clara Milburn (February)
  28. (GO) The Horn of the Merlyns, Violet Needham (February)
  29. 211 Things a Bright Girl Can Do, Bunty Cutler (February)
  30. Cranford, Mrs Gaskell (February)
  31. Murdering Americans, Ruth Dudley Edwards (February)
  32. Something Wicked, David Roberts (February)
  33. Richard and the Golden Horseshoe, Violet Needham (February)
  34. (GO) Torley Grange, Gwendoline Courtney (February)
  35. (GO) Girls of Friars Rise, Gwendoline Courtney (February)
  36. (GO) At School with the Stanhopes, Gwendoline Courtney (February)
  37. The Bell of the Four Evangelists, Violet Needham (February)
  38. Take No Farewell, Robert Goddard (February)
  39. Sight Unseen, Robert Goddard (February)
  40. The Rosemary Tree, Elizabeth Goudge (February)
  41. Tomorrow is a Stranger, Geoffrey Trease (February)
  42. Summer in Provence, Anne Pilgrim (February)
  43. The Whicharts, Noel Streatfeild (February)
  44. (GO) Elinor M Brent Dyer's Short Stories, Elinor M Brent Dyer (February)
  45. (GO) The Blakes Come to Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  46. Home, Lorrie Mack (March)
  47. (GO) The New Prefect at Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  48. (GO) Last term for Helen, Margaret Biggs (March)
  49. (GO) Head Girl of Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  50. (GO) The New Girl at Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  51. (GO) Summer Term at Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  52. (GO) Susan in the SIxth, Margaret Biggs (March) 
  53. (GO) The Farm on the Downs (aka Longbarrow), Gwendoline Courtney (March) 
  54. Collins Care for Your Guinea Pig (March)
  55. Cromartie v. The God Shiva acting through the Government of India, Rumer Godden (March)
  56. (GO) Kate at Melling (March)
  57. Borrowed Time, Robert Goddard (March)
  58. Invincible Louisa, Cornelia Meigs (March)
  59. Closed Circle, Robbert Goddard (March)
  60. Tea with Mr Rochester, Frances Towers (March)
  61. Caught in the Light, Robbert Goddard (March)
  62. No Nice Girl Swears, Alice Leone Moats (March)
  63. To War with Whittaker, Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly (March)
  64. (GO) Sally's Family, Gwendoline Courtney (March) 
  65. The Uncommon Reader, Alan Bennett (March)
  66. Bluebirds, Margaret Mayhew (March)
  67. The Crew, Margaret Mayhew (March)
  68. Three Little Ships, Lilian Harry (March)
  69. (GO) River Holiday, Phyllis Matthewman (April)
  70. The Little Ship, Margaret Mayhew  (April)
  71. From Churchill's War Rooms, Joanna Moody (April)
  72. Debs at War, Anne De Courcy (April)
  73. Five on Treasure Island, Enid Blyton (April)
  74. Five go Adventuring Again, Enid Blyton (April)
  75. Five Run Away Together, Enid Blyton (April)
  76. Five Go To Smuggler's Top, Enid Blyton (April)
  77. Five Go Off in a Caravan, Enid Blyton (April)
  78. Five on Kirrin Island Again, Enid Blyton (April)
  79. Five Go Off to Camp, Enid Blyton (April)
  80. Five Get into Trouble, Enid Blyton (April)
  81. Five Fall into Adventure, Enid Blyton (April)
  82. For Love of Heather, Ronald Malcolm (April)
  83. Five Go On a Hike Together, Enid Blyton (April)
  84. Five have a Wonderful Time, Enid Blyton (April)
  85. Five Go Down to the Sea, Enid Blyton (April)
  86. Five Go To Mystery Moor, Enid Blyton (April)
  87. (GO) Lorna at Wynards, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  88. Five Have Plenty of Fun, Enid Blyton (April)
  89. (GO) Stepsisters for Lorna, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  90. Five On A Secret Trail, Enid Blyton (April)
  91. (GO) Monica Turns Up Trumps, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  92. (GO) Kennelmaid Nan, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  93. (GO) Gerry Goes to School, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  94. (GO) A Head Girls Difficulties, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  95. (GO) Maids of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  96. (GO) Seven Scamps,  Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  97. (GO) Heather Leaves School, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  98. (GO) Janie of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  99. (GO) Janie Steps In, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  100. (GO) The School at Skelton Hall, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  101. (GO) Trouble at Skelton Hall, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  102. (GO) The Snackboat Sails at Noon, Nancy Breary (May)
  103. (GO) Jan of the Fourth, Christine Chaundler (May)
  104. Five Go to Billycock Hill, Enid Blyton (May)
  105. Five Get into a Fix, Enid Blyton (May)
  106. (GO) School by the River, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  107. 1939: The Last Season, Anne De Courcy (May)
  108. (GO) Chudleigh Hold, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  109. The Wardens Niece, Gillian Avery (May)
  110. (GO) Two Chalet Girls in India,  Priyadarshini Narendra (May)
  111. (GO) Jean of Storms, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  112. (GO) The Condor Crags Adventure, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  113. (GO) Top Secret, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  114. Five on Finniston Farm, Enid Blyton (May)
  115. This House of Brede, Rummer Godden (May)
  116. The New House Mistress, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  117. Five Go to Demon Rocks, Enid Blyton (May)
  118. Five Have a Mystery to Solve, Enid Blyton (May)
  119. The Dead of Summer, Camilla Way (May)
  120. The One Hundred and One Dalmations, Dodie Smith (May)
  121. The Goddess Guide, Gisele Scanlon (May)
  122. Five Are Together Again, Enid Blyton (May)
  123. A Lady of his Own, Stephanie Laurens (May)
  124. Daisy Chain War, Joan O'Neill (May)
  125. (GO) Peter New Girl, Phyllis Matthewman (May)
  126. (GO, Amanda at the Manor, Phyllis Matthewman (June)
  127. (GO) Mr Jones Tips the Scales, Phyllis Matthewman (June)
  128. (GO) Peter Plays Sleuth, Phyllis Matthewman (June)
  129. No Boats on Bannermere, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  130. Under Black Banner, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  131. Black Banner Players, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  132. Black Banner Abroad, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  133. The Gates of Bannerdale, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  134. The Three Day Rule, Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees (June)
  135. The True and Amazing Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, Elizabeth Robinson (June)
  136. (GO) What Katy Did, Susan Coolidge (June)
  137. (GO) What Katy Did At School, Susan Coolidge (June)
  138. (GO) What Katy Did Next, Susan Coolidge (June)
  139. (GO) Clover, Susan Coolidge (June)
  140. (GO) In the High Valley, Susan Coolidge (June)
  141. Herm: Our Island Home, Jenny Wood (June)
  142. (GO) The Troubles of Tazy, Elsie Oxenham (June)
  143. The Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters (June)
  144. The Curse of the Pharoahs, Elizabeth Peters (June)
  145. The Mummy Case, Elizabeth Peters (June)
  146. The Lion in the Valley, Elizabeth Peters (June)
  147. Make Do and Mend, Jill Norman (June)
  148. 'The Romance & the Reality' Beth & Davide Varcoe (June)
  149. Behind the Chalet School, Helen Mclelland (July)
  150. (GO) The Chalet School Goes to It, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  151. (GO) The Highland Twins at the Chalet School, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  152. No Going Back, Monica Edwards (July)
  153. (GO) Lavender Laughs at the Chalet School, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  154. The Outsider, Monica Edwards (July)
  155. (GO) Gay from China at the Chalet School, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  156. The Deeds of the Disturber, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  157. Cherry Cake & Ginger Beer, Jane Brocket (July)
  158. The Busy Girl's Guide to looking great, Caroline Jones (July)
  159. The Last Camel Died at Noon, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  160. (GO) Jo to the Rescue, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  161. The Island of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  162. The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  163. (GO) A Chalet School Headmistress, Helen Barber (July)
  164. The Castle of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  165. The Valley of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  166. The Hippopotamus Pool, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  167. The Sea of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  168. (GO) Terry's Best Term, Evelyn Smith (July)
  169. (GO) The Secret of the White Peacock, Violet Needham (July)
  170. The Mountain of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  171. The Ship of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  172. The Circus of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  173. The River of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  174. Seeing a Large Cat, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  175. (GO) The School on Cloud Ridge, Mabel Esther Allan (July)
  176. Starting Over, Sarah Jackson (August)
  177. Damage, Sarah Jackson (August)
  178. The Ape Who Guards the Balance, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  179. The Falcon at the Portal, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  180. Thunder in the Sky, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  181. Lord of the Silent, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  182. The Golden One, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  183. Children of the Storm, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  184. Guardians of the Horizon, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  185. The Serpent on the Crown, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  186. The Tomb of the Golden Bird, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  187. (GO) Mystery Camp, Violet Methley (August)
  188. (GO) With the Speedwell Patrol, Marjorie Taylor (August)
  189. (GO) The Island Camp, Margaret Middleton (August)
  190. The Secret Adversary, Agatha Christie (August)
  191. Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson (August)
  192. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute (August)
  193. The Yorkshire Pudding Club, Milly Johnson
  194. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
  195. Tales of Normansfield: The Langdon Down Legacy, Andrew Merriman
  196. A Company of Swans, Eva Ibbotson (August)
  197. Unforgettable Fifth at Trebizon, Anne Digby (August)
  198. The Market Square, Miss Read (August)
  199. The Howards of Caxley, Miss Read (August)
  200. The Star of Kazan, Eva Ibbotson (August)
  201. The Secret of Platform 13, Eva Ibbotson (August)
  202. She Goes to War, Edith Pargeter (August)
  203. The Greengage Summer, Rumer Godden (August)
  204. Thyme Out, Katie Fforde (August)
  205. Practically Perfect, Katie Fforde (August)
  206. Going Dutch, Katie Fforde (September)
  207. (GO) Juliet Overseas, Clare Mallory (September)
  208. (GO) The New House at Winwood, Clare Mallory (September)
  209. Fresh from the Country, Miss Read (September)
  210. A Song for Summer, Eva Ibbotson (September)
  211. Thrush Green, Miss Read (September)
  212. (GO) Emily of New Moon, L M Montgomery (September)
  213. (G0) Emily Climbs, L M Montgomery (September)
  214. (GO) Emily's Quest, L M Montgomery (September)
  215. Winter in Thrush Green, Miss Read (September)
  216. City of Bones, Michael Connelly (September)
  217. The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards (September)
  218. (GO) Pat of Silver Bush, LM Montgomery (September)
  219. Blue Skies & Gunfire, KM Peyton (September)
  220. Secret relations, Annabel Dilke (September)
  221. (GO) First Term at Silver Spires, Ann Bryant (September)
  222. (GO) Mistress Pat, LM Montgomery (September)
  223. (GO) The Blue Castle, LM Montgomery (September)
  224. Thunder in the Sky, Molly Lefebure (September)
  225. Another Country, James MacKenzie (September)
  226. (GO) The Sugar and Spice, Mollie Chappell (September)
  227. Class, Jane Beeton (September)
  228. East of the Sun, Julia Gregson (October)
  229. Flora's Lot, Katie Fforde (October)
  230. The Secret Countess, Eva Ibbotson (October)
  231. Highland Fling, Katie Fforde (October)
  232. Paradise Fields, Katie Fforde (October)
  233. The Morning Gift, Eva Ibbotson (October)
  234. The House on the Kopje, Mollie Chappell (October)
  235. The Fortunes of Frick, Mollie Chappell (October)
  236. Rhodesian Adventure, Mollie Chappell (October)
  237. The Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler (October)
  238. The Painted Veil, Somerset Maugham (October)
  239. A Penny a Day, Lilian Harry (October)
  240. Muddy Boots and Silk Stockings, Julia Stoneham (October)
  241. Restoring Grace, Katie Fforde (October)
  242. (GO) The New School and Hilary, Winifred Darch (October)
  243. Book Lover, Jennifer Kaufman & Karen Mack (October
  244. Can Any Mother Help Me, Jenna Bailey (October)
  245. The Reluctant Landlady, Bernadette Strachan (October)
  246. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer (October)
  247. Wedding Season, Katie Fforde (October)
  248. Love All, Elizabeth Jane Howard (November)
  249. Paddington Abroad, Michael Bond (November)
  250. English as a Second Language, Megan Crane (November)
  251. Can't Wait to get to Heaven, Fannie Flagg (November)
  252. The Kindness of Strangers, Kate Adie (November)
  253. The Copper Beach, Maeve Binchy (November)
  254. Whisper on the Wind, Elizabeth Elgin (November)
  255. This Year it will be Different, Maeve Binchy (November)
  256. One Summer at Deers Leap, Elizabeth Elgin (November)
  257. Frenemies, Megan Crane (November)
  258. Minx, Julia Quinn (November)
  259. (GO) Backstage, Lorna Hill (November)
  260. (GO) Before the Chalet School: The Bettanys of Taverton High, Helen Barber (November)
  261. Paddington Here and Now, Michael Bond (November)
  262. Mog's Bad Thing, Judith Kerr (November)
  263. Tiddler, Julia Donaldson (November)
  264. (GO) Secrets at St Judes: New Girl, Carmen Reid (November)
  265. Madensky Square, Eva Ibbotson (November)
  266. (GO) Selina's New Family, Anne Pilgrim (December)
  267. Consequences, Penelope Lively (December)
  268. The Cat in the Manger, Michael Foreman (December)
  269. One Little Angel, Ruth Brown (December)
  270. A Redbird Christmas, Fannie Flagg (December)
  271. Fearless Fourteen, Janet Evanovich (December)
  272. Christmas with Anne and other stories, LM Montgomery (December)
  273. Lucy & Tom's Christmas, Shirley Hughes (December)
  274. Jonadub and Rita, Shirley Hughes (December)
  275. (GO) The Lost Staircase, Elinor M Brent Dyer (December)
  276. (GO) Monica Turns Up Trumps, Elinor M Brent Dyer (December)
  277. Cat on the Hill, Michael Foreman (December)
  278. A Long Way from Home, Elizabeth Baguley & Jane Chapman (December)
  279. The Nativity Play, Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen (December)
  280. Nobody's Baby But Mine, Susan Elizabeth Phillips (December)
  281. The Lost Duke of Wyndham, Julia Quinn (December)
  282. Mr Cavendish I Presume, Julia Quinn (December)
  283. Lord of Scoundrels, Loretta Chase (December)
  284. How To Survive Christmas, Jilly Cooper (December)
  285. The Queen Elizabeth Story, Rosemary Sutcliff (December)
  286. The Chalet School Christmas Story Book, Elinor M Brent Dyer (December)
  287. Murder While You Work, Susan Scarlett (December)
  288. Mog's Christmas, Judith Kerr (December)
  289. Mog and the Vee-Eee-Tee, Judith Kerr (December)
  290. When the Nightingale Sang: A Nurse's Life in the 1950's & 1960's, Rosalind Franklin & Cynthia O'Neill (December)
  291. Charlie & Lola: I completely know about guinea pigs, Lauren Child (December)
  292. How to be a Domestic Goddess, Maeve Bradbury & Jennifer Worick (December)
  293. Barbara Cartland's Ettiqutte Handbook, Barbara Cartlamd (December)
     
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  1. (GO) Seven Sisters at Queen Annes, Evelyn Smith (January) 
  2. (GO) Judith Teaches, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  3. (GO) Septima at School, Evelyn Smith (January)
  4. (GO) Tansy of Tring Street, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  5. (GO) The Night Wind, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  6. (GO) The May Day Mystery, Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  7. (GO) The View Beyond My Father,  Mabel Esther Allan (January)
  8. Never Learn To Type, Margaret Joan Anstee (January)
  9. Ballet Shoes, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  10. Curtain Up, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  11. Cloister Cats, Michael Surman (January)
  12. The Painted Garden, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  13. Black Narcissus, Rumer Godden (January)
  14. Caldicott Place, Noel Streatfeild (January)
  15. The Diary of a Provincial Lady, EM Delafield (January)
  16. The Provincial Lady Goes Further, EM Delafield (January)
  17. The Provincial Lady in America, EM Delafield (January)
  18. The Provincial Lady in Wartime, EM Delafield (January)
  19. Dying to Tell, Robert Goddard (January)
  20. Beyond Recall, Robert Goddard (January)
  21. The Gentle Art of Domesticity, Jane Brocket (January)
  22. Storm Over Burracombe, Lilian Harry (January)
  23. (GO) The Chalet School Cookbook, Elinor M Brent Dyer (January)
  24. Mrs Miniver, Jan Struther (February)
  25. The Diary of a Provincial Daughter, Rosamund Dashwood (February)
  26. The Shell House, Linda Newbery (February)
  27. Mrs Milburns War Diaries, Clara Milburn (February)
  28. (GO) The Horn of the Merlyns, Violet Needham (February)
  29. 211 Things a Bright Girl Can Do, Bunty Cutler (February)
  30. Cranford, Mrs Gaskell (February)
  31. Murdering Americans, Ruth Dudley Edwards (February)
  32. Something Wicked, David Roberts (February)
  33. Richard and the Golden Horseshoe, Violet Needham (February)
  34. (GO) Torley Grange, Gwendoline Courtney (February)
  35. (GO) Girls of Friars Rise, Gwendoline Courtney (February)
  36. (GO) At School with the Stanhopes, Gwendoline Courtney (February)
  37. The Bell of the Four Evangelists, Violet Needham (February)
  38. Take No Farewell, Robert Goddard (February)
  39. Sight Unseen, Robert Goddard (February)
  40. The Rosemary Tree, Elizabeth Goudge (February)
  41. Tomorrow is a Stranger, Geoffrey Trease (February)
  42. Summer in Provence, Anne Pilgrim (February)
  43. The Whicharts, Noel Streatfeild (February)
  44. (GO) Elinor M Brent Dyer's Short Stories, Elinor M Brent Dyer (February)
  45. (GO) The Blakes Come to Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  46. Home, Lorrie Mack (March)
  47. (GO) The New Prefect at Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  48. (GO) Last term for Helen, Margaret Biggs (March)
  49. (GO) Head Girl of Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  50. (GO) The New Girl at Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  51. (GO) Summer Term at Melling, Margaret Biggs (March)
  52. (GO) Susan in the SIxth, Margaret Biggs (March) 
  53. (GO) The Farm on the Downs (aka Longbarrow), Gwendoline Courtney (March) 
  54. Collins Care for Your Guinea Pig (March)
  55. Cromartie v. The God Shiva acting through the Government of India, Rumer Godden (March)
  56. (GO) Kate at Melling (March)
  57. Borrowed Time, Robert Goddard (March)
  58. Invincible Louisa, Cornelia Meigs (March)
  59. Closed Circle, Robbert Goddard (March)
  60. Tea with Mr Rochester, Frances Towers (March)
  61. Caught in the Light, Robbert Goddard (March)
  62. No Nice Girl Swears, Alice Leone Moats (March)
  63. To War with Whittaker, Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly (March)
  64. (GO) Sally's Family, Gwendoline Courtney (March) 
  65. The Uncommon Reader, Alan Bennett (March)
  66. Bluebirds, Margaret Mayhew (March)
  67. The Crew, Margaret Mayhew (March)
  68. Three Little Ships, Lilian Harry (March)
  69. (GO) River Holiday, Phyllis Matthewman (April)
  70. The Little Ship, Margaret Mayhew  (April)
  71. From Churchill's War Rooms, Joanna Moody (April)
  72. Debs at War, Anne De Courcy (April)
  73. Five on Treasure Island, Enid Blyton (April)
  74. Five go Adventuring Again, Enid Blyton (April)
  75. Five Run Away Together, Enid Blyton (April)
  76. Five Go To Smuggler's Top, Enid Blyton (April)
  77. Five Go Off in a Caravan, Enid Blyton (April)
  78. Five on Kirrin Island Again, Enid Blyton (April)
  79. Five Go Off to Camp, Enid Blyton (April)
  80. Five Get into Trouble, Enid Blyton (April)
  81. Five Fall into Adventure, Enid Blyton (April)
  82. For Love of Heather, Ronald Malcolm (April)
  83. Five Go On a Hike Together, Enid Blyton (April)
  84. Five have a Wonderful Time, Enid Blyton (April)
  85. Five Go Down to the Sea, Enid Blyton (April)
  86. Five Go To Mystery Moor, Enid Blyton (April)
  87. (GO) Lorna at Wynards, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  88. Five Have Plenty of Fun, Enid Blyton (April)
  89. (GO) Stepsisters for Lorna, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  90. Five On A Secret Trail, Enid Blyton (April)
  91. (GO) Monica Turns Up Trumps, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  92. (GO) Kennelmaid Nan, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  93. (GO) Gerry Goes to School, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  94. (GO) A Head Girls Difficulties, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  95. (GO) Maids of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (April)
  96. (GO) Seven Scamps,  Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  97. (GO) Heather Leaves School, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  98. (GO) Janie of La Rochelle, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  99. (GO) Janie Steps In, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  100. (GO) The School at Skelton Hall, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  101. (GO) Trouble at Skelton Hall, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  102. (GO) The Snackboat Sails at Noon, Nancy Breary (May)
  103. (GO) Jan of the Fourth, Christine Chaundler (May)
  104. Five Go to Billycock Hill, Enid Blyton (May)
  105. Five Get into a Fix, Enid Blyton (May)
  106. (GO) School by the River, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  107. 1939: The Last Season, Anne De Courcy (May)
  108. (GO) Chudleigh Hold, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  109. The Wardens Niece, Gillian Avery (May)
  110. (GO) Two Chalet Girls in India,  Priyadarshini Narendra (May)
  111. (GO) Jean of Storms, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  112. (GO) The Condor Crags Adventure, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  113. (GO) Top Secret, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  114. Five on Finniston Farm, Enid Blyton (May)
  115. This House of Brede, Rummer Godden (May)
  116. The New House Mistress, Elinor Brent Dyer (May)
  117. Five Go to Demon Rocks, Enid Blyton (May)
  118. Five Have a Mystery to Solve, Enid Blyton (May)
  119. The Dead of Summer, Camilla Way (May)
  120. The One Hundred and One Dalmations, Dodie Smith (May)
  121. The Goddess Guide, Gisele Scanlon (May)
  122. Five Are Together Again, Enid Blyton (May)
  123. A Lady of his Own, Stephanie Laurens (May)
  124. Daisy Chain War, Joan O'Neill (May)
  125. (GO) Peter New Girl, Phyllis Matthewman (May)
  126. (GO, Amanda at the Manor, Phyllis Matthewman (June)
  127. (GO) Mr Jones Tips the Scales, Phyllis Matthewman (June)
  128. (GO) Peter Plays Sleuth, Phyllis Matthewman (June)
  129. No Boats on Bannermere, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  130. Under Black Banner, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  131. Black Banner Players, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  132. Black Banner Abroad, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  133. The Gates of Bannerdale, Geoffrey Trease (June)
  134. The Three Day Rule, Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees (June)
  135. The True and Amazing Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, Elizabeth Robinson (June)
  136. (GO) What Katy Did, Susan Coolidge (June)
  137. (GO) What Katy Did At School, Susan Coolidge (June)
  138. (GO) What Katy Did Next, Susan Coolidge (June)
  139. (GO) Clover, Susan Coolidge (June)
  140. (GO) In the High Valley, Susan Coolidge (June)
  141. Herm: Our Island Home, Jenny Wood (June)
  142. (GO) The Troubles of Tazy, Elsie Oxenham (June)
  143. The Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters (June)
  144. The Curse of the Pharoahs, Elizabeth Peters (June)
  145. The Mummy Case, Elizabeth Peters (June)
  146. The Lion in the Valley, Elizabeth Peters (June)
  147. Make Do and Mend, Jill Norman (June)
  148. 'The Romance & the Reality' Beth & Davide Varcoe (June)
  149. Behind the Chalet School, Helen Mclelland (July)
  150. (GO) The Chalet School Goes to It, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  151. (GO) The Highland Twins at the Chalet School, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  152. No Going Back, Monica Edwards (July)
  153. (GO) Lavender Laughs at the Chalet School, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  154. The Outsider, Monica Edwards (July)
  155. (GO) Gay from China at the Chalet School, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  156. The Deeds of the Disturber, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  157. Cherry Cake & Ginger Beer, Jane Brocket (July)
  158. The Busy Girl's Guide to looking great, Caroline Jones (July)
  159. The Last Camel Died at Noon, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  160. (GO) Jo to the Rescue, Elinor M Brent Dyer (July)
  161. The Island of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  162. The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  163. (GO) A Chalet School Headmistress, Helen Barber (July)
  164. The Castle of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  165. The Valley of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  166. The Hippopotamus Pool, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  167. The Sea of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  168. (GO) Terry's Best Term, Evelyn Smith (July)
  169. (GO) The Secret of the White Peacock, Violet Needham (July)
  170. The Mountain of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  171. The Ship of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  172. The Circus of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  173. The River of Adventure, Enid Blyton  (July)
  174. Seeing a Large Cat, Elizabeth Peters (July)
  175. (GO) The School on Cloud Ridge, Mabel Esther Allan (July)
  176. Starting Over, Sarah Jackson (August)
  177. Damage, Sarah Jackson (August)
  178. The Ape Who Guards the Balance, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  179. The Falcon at the Portal, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  180. Thunder in the Sky, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  181. Lord of the Silent, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  182. The Golden One, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  183. Children of the Storm, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  184. Guardians of the Horizon, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  185. The Serpent on the Crown, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  186. The Tomb of the Golden Bird, Elizabeth Peters (August)
  187. (GO) Mystery Camp, Violet Methley (August)
  188. (GO) With the Speedwell Patrol, Marjorie Taylor (August)
  189. (GO) The Island Camp, Margaret Middleton (August)
  190. The Secret Adversary, Agatha Christie (August)
  191. Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson (August)
  192. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute (August)
  193. The Yorkshire Pudding Club, Milly Johnson
  194. Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
  195. Tales of Normansfield: The Langdon Down Legacy, Andrew Merriman
  196. A Company of Swans, Eva Ibbotson (August)
  197. Unforgettable Fifth at Trebizon, Anne Digby (August)
  198. The Market Square, Miss Read (August)
  199. The Howards of Caxley, Miss Read (August)
  200. The Star of Kazan, Eva Ibbotson (August)
  201. The Secret of Platform 13, Eva Ibbotson (August)
  202. She Goes to War, Edith Pargeter (August)
  203. The Greengage Summer, Rumer Godden (August)
  204. Thyme Out, Katie Fforde (August)
  205. Practically Perfect, Katie Fforde (August)
  206. Going Dutch, Katie Fforde (September)
  207. (GO) Juliet Overseas, Clare Mallory (September)
  208. (GO) The New House at Winwood, Clare Mallory (September)
  209. Fresh from the Country, Miss Read (September)
  210. A Song for Summer, Eva Ibbotson (September)
  211. Thrush Green, Miss Read (September)
  212. (GO) Emily of New Moon, L M Montgomery (September)
  213. (G0) Emily Climbs, L M Montgomery (September)
  214. (GO) Emily's Quest, L M Montgomery (September)
  215. Winter in Thrush Green, Miss Read (September)
  216. City of Bones, Michael Connelly (September)
  217. The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards (September)
  218. (GO) Pat of Silver Bush, LM Montgomery (September)
  219. Blue Skies & Gunfire, KM Peyton (September)
  220. Secret relations, Annabel Dilke (September)
  221. (GO) First Term at Silver Spires, Ann Bryant (September)
  222. (GO) Mistress Pat, LM Montgomery (September)
  223. (GO) The Blue Castle, LM Montgomery (September)
  224. Thunder in the Sky, Molly Lefebure (September)
  225. Another Country, James MacKenzie (September)
  226. (GO) The Sugar and Spice, Mollie Chappell (September)
  227. Class, Jane Beeton (September)
  228. East of the Sun, Julia Gregson (October)
  229. Flora's Lot, Katie Fforde (October)
  230. The Secret Countess, Eva Ibbotson (October)
  231. Highland Fling, Katie Fforde (October)
  232. Paradise Fields, Katie Fforde (October)
  233. The Morning Gift, Eva Ibbotson (October)
  234. The House on the Kopje, Mollie Chappell (October)
  235. The Fortunes of Frick, Mollie Chappell (October)
  236. Rhodesian Adventure, Mollie Chappell (October)
  237. The Jane Austen Book Club, Karen Joy Fowler (October)
  238. The Painted Veil, Somerset Maugham (October)
  239. A Penny a Day, Lilian Harry (October)
  240. Muddy Boots and Silk Stockings, Julia Stoneham (October)
  241. Restoring Grace, Katie Fforde (October)
  242. (GO) The New School and Hilary, Winifred Darch (October)
  243. Book Lover, Jennifer Kaufman & Karen Mack (October
  244. Can Any Mother Help Me, Jenna Bailey (October)
  245. The Reluctant Landlady, Bernadette Strachan (October)
  246. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer (October)
  247. Wedding Season, Katie Fforde (October)
  248. Love All, Elizabeth Jane Howard (November)
  249. Paddington Abroad, Michael Bond (November)
  250. English as a Second Language, Megan Crane (November)
  251. Can't Wait to get to Heaven, Fannie Flagg (November)
  252. The Kindness of Strangers, Kate Adie (November)
  253. The Copper Beach, Maeve Binchy (November)
  254. Whisper on the Wind, Elizabeth Elgin (November)
  255. This Year it will be Different, Maeve Binchy (November)
  256. One Summer at Deers Leap, Elizabeth Elgin (November)
  257. Frenemies, Megan Crane (November)
  258. Minx, Julia Quinn (November)
  259. (GO) Backstage, Lorna Hill (November)
  260. (GO) Before the Chalet School: The Bettanys of Taverton High, Helen Barber (November)
  261. Paddington Here and Now, Michael Bond (November)
  262. Mog's Bad Thing, Judith Kerr (November)
  263. Tiddler, Julia Donaldson (November)
  264. (GO) Secrets at St Judes: New Girl, Carmen Reid (November)
  265. Madensky Square, Eva Ibbotson (November)
  266. (GO) Selina's New Family, Anne Pilgrim (December)
  267. Consequences, Penelope Lively (December)
  268. The Cat in the Manger, Michael Foreman (December)
  269. One Little Angel, Ruth Brown (December)
  270. A Redbird Christmas, Fannie Flagg (December)
  271. Fearless Fourteen, Janet Evanovich (December)
  272. Christmas with Anne and other stories, LM Montgomery (December)
  273. Lucy & Tom's Christmas, Shirley Hughes (December)
  274. Jonadub and Rita, Shirley Hughes (December)
  275. (GO) The Lost Staircase, Elinor M Brent Dyer (December)
  276. (GO) Monica Turns Up Trumps, Elinor M Brent Dyer (December)
  277. Cat on the Hill, Michael Foreman (December)
  278. A Long Way from Home, Elizabeth Baguley & Jane Chapman (December)
  279. The Nativity Play, Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen (December)
  280. Nobody's Baby But Mine, Susan Elizabeth Phillips (December)
  281. The Lost Duke of Wyndham, Julia Quinn (December)
  282. Mr Cavendish I Presume, Julia Quinn (December)
  283. Lord of Scoundrels, Loretta Chase (December)
  284. How To Survive Christmas, Jilly Cooper (December)
  285. The Queen Elizabeth Story, Rosemary Sutcliff (December)
  286. The Chalet School Christmas Story Book, Elinor M Brent Dyer (December)
  287. Murder While You Work, Susan Scarlett (December)
  288. Mog's Christmas, Judith Kerr (December)
  289. Mog and the Vee-Eee-Tee, Judith Kerr (December)
  290. When the Nightingale Sang: A Nurse's Life in the 1950's & 1960's, Rosalind Franklin & Cynthia O'Neill (December)
  291. Charlie & Lola: I completely know about guinea pigs, Lauren Child (December)
  292. How to be a Domestic Goddess, Maeve Bradbury & Jennifer Worick (December)
  293. Barbara Cartland's Ettiqutte Handbook, Barbara Cartlamd (December)
     
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I got this when I wanted to watch a film

Your home is a

Daylight Magnate's Manor

Your kitchen is someplace you never go, because you "have people for that." There's a Chocolatessin, a word you made up yourself, but that is beginning to catch on among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is the size of a small barn, with carpet thick enough to reach your ankles. Your study has hardback editions of every classic ever written, plus a special edition of Rich Dad, Poor Dad with the parts you ghost-authored highlighted. One of your garages holds your collection of ferraris, and is measured in acreage.

Your home also includes a guest wing and private quarters for your servants. Outside is your hedge maze and gardens, meticulously tended by a team of world-class botanists.

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:


Find YOUR Dream Home!


And this when I was going to a play.

Your home is a

Magnate's Villa

Your kitchen is someplace you never go, because you "have people for that." There's a Chocolatessin, a word you made up yourself, but that is beginning to catch on among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is the size of a small barn, with carpet thick enough to reach your ankles. Your study has hardback editions of every classic ever written, plus a special edition of Rich Dad, Poor Dad with the parts you ghost-authored highlighted. One of your garages holds your collection of ferraris, and is measured in acreage.

Your home also includes a guest wing and private quarters for your servants. Your guests enjoy your home theater with 37 different sports channels. Outside is your hedge maze and gardens, meticulously tended by a team of world-class botanists.

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:


Find YOUR Dream Home!


I do not know what a Chocolatessin is but I think I'd like one it sounds good. Nowt wrong with a jacuzzi either or a proper library.
dozydormouse: (Default)
I got this when I wanted to watch a film

Your home is a

Daylight Magnate's Manor

Your kitchen is someplace you never go, because you "have people for that." There's a Chocolatessin, a word you made up yourself, but that is beginning to catch on among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is the size of a small barn, with carpet thick enough to reach your ankles. Your study has hardback editions of every classic ever written, plus a special edition of Rich Dad, Poor Dad with the parts you ghost-authored highlighted. One of your garages holds your collection of ferraris, and is measured in acreage.

Your home also includes a guest wing and private quarters for your servants. Outside is your hedge maze and gardens, meticulously tended by a team of world-class botanists.

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:


Find YOUR Dream Home!


And this when I was going to a play.

Your home is a

Magnate's Villa

Your kitchen is someplace you never go, because you "have people for that." There's a Chocolatessin, a word you made up yourself, but that is beginning to catch on among your wealthy neighbors. Your master bedroom is the size of a small barn, with carpet thick enough to reach your ankles. Your study has hardback editions of every classic ever written, plus a special edition of Rich Dad, Poor Dad with the parts you ghost-authored highlighted. One of your garages holds your collection of ferraris, and is measured in acreage.

Your home also includes a guest wing and private quarters for your servants. Your guests enjoy your home theater with 37 different sports channels. Outside is your hedge maze and gardens, meticulously tended by a team of world-class botanists.

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:


Find YOUR Dream Home!


I do not know what a Chocolatessin is but I think I'd like one it sounds good. Nowt wrong with a jacuzzi either or a proper library.
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I am Elizabeth Bennet!


Take the Quiz here!




Not such a bad result. I'd never say no to Mr Darcy or Colin Firth.

After all she did get the guy with big house and £10,000 a year. Wonder what that would be worth in 2007.

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