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Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

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

The Caxley Chronicles

The Caxley Chronicles - Miss Read Set in Caxley, a quiet country town, The Caxley Chronicles follow two intertwined families, the Howards and the Norths, through the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century. I've always been going to read Miss Read and this seemed a good place to start. I expected it to be sort of fluffy and goody-two-shoes, but it was refreshingly Pym-like and I enjoyed it much more than I expected to. Read has a shrewd, but kind view of people. I am looking forward to reading her other books, of which there are many.