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Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

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 Priory - Dorothy Whipple WHY: exactly the old-fashioned novel I like. But then, I like Anthony Trollope and Henry James, so my tolerance for novels in which the "action" is often interior is high. One reviewer gave a quote from the book which is typical of Whipple's writing: "She painted in oils. Not mildly as befitted a maiden lady of fifty-three years, but boldly and badly." I can tell I'm going to love it.