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Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler

When Jim Crow Met John Bull: Black American Soldiers in World War II in Britain

When Jim Crow Met John Bull: Black American Soldiers in World War II Britain - Graham Smith WHY: Here is a facet of British WWII history I've not come across: The issues around bringing black American soldiers to Britain, which did not have Jim Crow segregation. White American soldiers and their leaders demanded that segregation be enforced in Britain during their stay. The results were apparently varied and not successful. I'm interested in reading this because I'm currently reading a novel about the experience of Jamaicans in Britain during and after WWII (Small Island). The author had listed this book in her bibliography of research resources.