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Feb. 22nd, 2017

Girl reader

REVIEW: Doris's High School Days

This has to be the most ill-timed review I've ever posted, but I also read and enjoyed this book over the weekend, before I knew that there was going to be a Storm Doris. I've overheard a conversation bemoaning the use of the name 'Doris' - it's associated with nice women, apparently!

Doris’s High School Days: Clarice March. Blackie

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Feb. 21st, 2017

Ballet girls

REVIEW: Death Goes Dancing

Death Goes Dancing: Mabel Esther Allan, Greyladies, 2014

Unpublished during her lifetime, this was one of MEA’s few forays into writing adult mysteries. As the title suggests, Read more...Collapse )

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Feb. 20th, 2017

Chalet School

REVIEW: Gerry Goes to School

I haven't posted much about books so far this year, but I haven't read many books, or so it feels, but I tried to make up for it over the past weekend.

Gerry Goes to School: Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Chambers, ‘latest reprint’ 1952.

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Feb. 5th, 2017

Anyone for tennis?

SPORTS: Tennis - A Davis Cup weekend

As I write, Great Britain is up 2 rubbers (or matches) to 1 in its tie against Canada in the Davis Cup. Read more...Collapse )

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Jan. 29th, 2017

Anyone for tennis?

TENNIS: Australian Open finals 2017

By way of the BBC's hightlights programmes!

Ladies
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Gentlemen
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Jan. 27th, 2017

Anyone for tennis?

TENNIS: Australian Open 2017

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Jan. 8th, 2017

Girl reader

OVERVIEW: 2016 Highlights

As I did last year, I thought I'd do a very subjective overview of things I posted about or should have posted about here. My favourite Read more...Collapse )

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Jan. 7th, 2017

Beautiful flower (lavender)

REREAD: Pixie O’Shaughnessy

Pixie O’Shaughnessy: Mrs George de Horne Vaizey. The Religious Tract society, Thirteenth Edition

It’s nearly 20 years since I bought and, presumably, first read this book. I decided to reacquaint myself with the character having purchased ‘More about Pixie’ in 2016 and got my opportunity over the Christmas holidays - the book features a striking New Year's Eve party. Before I rereat it,Read more...Collapse )

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Jan. 6th, 2017

Girl reader

OVERVIEW: Christmas Reading

Oops, I didn't post at all during December, not to mention tennis or anything that I read. It was rather a busy month for me, so I was glad of what peace I could get to read over Christmas.

The Mystery of Alton Grange: E. Everett-Green, The East End Murders: Killing Time: Anne Cassidy and United We Spy: Ally CarterCollapse )

Happy New Year!

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Nov. 19th, 2016

Twenties girl reader

REVIEW: Nan of Northcote

Nan of Northcote: Doris Pocock Ward & Lock Limited

This book starts with an election. At Northcote school, Read more...Collapse )

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