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Tag Archives: england
Book of January 1, 2010
The established order of an English country house in the autumn of 1913, before the Deluge.
Book of December 19, 2009
Society, love, property, and life, as England struggles with Reform and a great-hearted woman struggles to be significant.
Book of December 13, 2009
Quick-reading epistolary novel about the German occupation of Guernsey in World War II.
Book of November 18, 2009
My favorite Dickens: a perfectly constructed spiderweb of relationships, told in two voices: 1st-person female (his only such, IIRC), and 3rd-person sarcastic.
Puzzle of November 14, 2009
Crocheted Flu Virus, by Anita Bruce.
Book of October 27, 2009
Jane Austen’s funniest novel, a satire of Gothic romances, the people who read them — and the people who think they’re too good to read them.
Book of October 17, 2009
The best depiction of the grinding psychology of poverty I know of. Still extremely timely.
Book of October 14, 2009
A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 Genuine Dates. 75th anniversary edition, with new copyright-enhanced illustrations by Steven Appleby.
Book of October 8, 2009
Stone makes the diaries of Pepys and Boswell the centerpieces of this study. He shows how the emotional tenor and expectations of different generations of Englishpeople swung back and forth, so you can’t talk about a consistent “national character” or directional “evolution” of society.
Book of October 7, 2009
It starts as a more realistic take on The Borrowers, but grows both height and depth (as Pratchett will).