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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
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day - Winifred Watson Read this light but well-written comedy in one evening and found it very entertaining. Miss Pettigrew is a middle-aged English spinster with little self-confidence trying to find a job as a governess. She's just about to give up when she's mistakenly ysent for an interview to Delysia LaFosse, a beautiful dancer with a zest for life, a kind heart, and a dearth of morals. Delysia takes Miss Pettigrew under her wing when she finds that Miss P can solve just about any problem D has, and she has quite a few. The book takes place over one day and in it, Miss P discovers how fun life can be when you don't worry too much about your strict religious upbringing. Despite the lightness of the story, there were many insights into class issues, women's relationships, and the role of women.