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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
The Children of Green Knowe - L.M. Boston, Peter Boston i can't believe I didn't come across these books when I was a kid! I enjoy books in which a young person has an equal friendship with an older person (something you rarely see in movies or tv, where the old are often mocked) and that shines through in this somewhat eerie story about a young boy who comes to stay with a relative in a very old English manor house. If you liked the Gone-Away Lake stories by Enright or the Five Children and It by Nesbit, you will probably like this. It might be a bit scary for young kids though.