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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
Reginald - Saki;H. H. Munro Why: I read these stories years ago, but in a larger, more unwieldy Complete Saki version, but I'd like to read just Reginald stories, undiluted. A friend's review had some quotes I have to include here. Saki was quite as funny & clever as Wilde.

Waldo is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
..‘The Feast of Nemesis’

Reginald sat in a corner of the Princess’s salon and tried to forgive the furniture, which started out with an obvious intention of being Louis Quinze, but relapsed at frequent intervals into Wilhelm II.
..‘Reginald in Russia’

Reginald closed his eyes with the elaborate weariness of one who has rather nice eyelashes and thinks it useless to conceal the fact.
..‘Reginald’s Drama’

Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
..‘Reginald at the Carlton’

We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart.
..'The Unbearable Bassington', ch. 13 (1912)"