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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
Mrs. Tim Christie - D.E. Stevenson I have been reading many of this same type of book lately: stories or diaries (some fictionalized) of British women during or near WWII. Some are light and tongue-in-cheek, some really address the core issues in an eye-opening way. This one I think combines the best of both worlds. This is a slightly fictionalized diary of an officer's wife. I loved her voice and her world-view. It was funny, but also tender. I look forward to further installments of "Mrs. Tim."