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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
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith I think I might have enjoyed this book better when I was a teen. The predictable love story (with its mix-ups and silliness) would have been new to me. I found the writing pleasant, as well as the descriptions of the castle and the way they were living, but the characters irritated me. Still, I'd recommend it to younger readers.