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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

Rogue Herries (Paperback)

Rogue Herries (Paperback) - Hugh Walpole WHY: Hugh Walpole isn't so well-known now, but he was quite popular in his day. There are at least 5 books about the Herries and I believe this is the first. I read about these books in "Nella Last's Peace." she apparently really enjoyed them: "The Herries books to me are always a delight, beyond their style, bringing alive the places I love in the Lakes, peopling them with what could be the family of Rawlinsons (her family) instead of Herries." The footnote describes them, "...regional fiction, the Herries Chronicle (1930-35), which comprised four historical novels, featuring narratives of violence and romance, was set in the Lake District in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries."