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Jan. 8th, 2017

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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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Nov. 12th, 2016

LM Montgomery

REREADING: Daddy Long-Legs

I feel I must preface this post as it’s about an American book that references women’s suffrage by saying that I read ‘Daddy Long-Legs’ at the end of October, but hadn’t been able to finish this review until now.

Daddy Long Legs: Jean Webster, Hodder & Stoughton

When I went to see the musical adaptation of this book (four years ago, EEK!), I realised that I couldn’t find my copy of ‘Daddy Long-Legs’ (a paperback edition, with an image of Judy in her gingham dress on the cover, possibly on a swing, I think). I still haven’t found it. So, when I came across a hardback copy, I decided to buy it. I have the original cast recording of the musical, so it’s been kept fresh in my mind, but I ought to be able to revisit the original easily.

It was good to return to the book and find thatRead more...Collapse )

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Oct. 14th, 2016

Girl reader

REVIEW: Death on the Cherwell

Death on the Cherwell: Mavis Doriel Hay, 2014, The British Library

Four female undergraduate students from Persephone College, Oxford University, are in the process of setting up a secret society. Its main purpose is Read more...Collapse )

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Oct. 9th, 2016

green 1950s

REVIEW: Abbey Turns the Tables

Abbey Turns the Tables: Eric Leyland, Nelson 1959

I bought this thinking it would be about a mixed-gender school, but, set at a boys’ boarding school, it’s solely a boys own adventure. I see I’ve never written a review of a boys own book before, but then I haven’t read many and most of those involved Billy Bunter. When I see boys own books in shops, I tend to wish they were girls own and move on.

The most striking feature of this book isRead more...Collapse )

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Sep. 29th, 2016

Girl with a hat

REVIEW: The Loyalty of Hester Hope

The Loyalty of Hester Hope: Bessie Marchant, Blackie

‘”She is a bundle of contradictions,”’ (p.179).

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Sep. 16th, 2016

Girl reader

OVERVIEW: Last of my summer holiday reading

Caroline in Wales: Barbara Vereker

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I Am Half Sick of Shadows: Alan Bradley

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Sep. 13th, 2016

Anyone for tennis?

SPORTS: US Open Tennis and the Paralympics

So, the US Open results have been mildly surprising Read more...Collapse )

Now, I didn’t see any of this – but I have been watching the Paralympics, especially cycling, swimming and athletics. Read more...Collapse )

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