Saturday 1 August 2009

All Book Reviews

3191 Blog - A Year of Mornings

Ackland, Valentine - For Sylvia
Adams, Poppy - The Behaviour of Moths
Aira, César - The Literary Conference
Alpha of the Plough - Leaves in the Wind
Anand, Mulk Raj - Untouchable
Anderson, Sarah - Halfway to Venus

Ardizzone, Edward - The Young Ardizzone
Arlen, Michael - The Green Hat

Ashworth, Jenn - A Kind of Intimacy
Athill, Diana - Stet 
Athill, Diana - Somewhere Towards the End 
Athill, Diana - Midsummer Night at the Workhouse
Atwood, Margaret - The Penelopiad
Austen, Jane - Northanger Abbey
Ayckbourn, Alan - The Crafty Art of Playmaking
Ayckbourn, Alan - Relatively Speaking

Bailey, Jenna - Can Any Mother Help Me?
Bainbridge, Beryl - Injury Time
Bainbridge, Beryl - Sweet William
Bainbridge, Beryl - Something Happened Yesterday
Baker, Frank - Miss Hargreaves
Baker, Frank - Miss Hargreaves (second review)
Baker, Frank - Miss Hargreaves : the play
Baker, Frank - Stories of the Strange and Sinister
Baker, Frank - Mr. Allenby Loses The Way
Banks, Lynne Reid - The L-Shaped Room
Barbal, Maria - Stone in a Landslide
Barbery, Muriel - The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Barford, Mirren and John Lewes - Joy Street: A Wartime Romance in Letters 1940-42
Barnes, Julian - The Sense of an Ending
Beauman, Nicola - The Other Elizabeth Taylor
Bedford, Sybille - A Favourite of the Gods
Bedford, Sybille - Pleasures and Landscapes
Benatar, Stephen - Wish Her Safe At Home
Benedictus, David - Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
Bennett, Alan - The Uncommon Reader
Bennett, Alan - The History Boys
Benson, E.F. - The Mapp & Lucia series

Benson, E.F. - Secret Lives
Benson, Stella - Living Alone
Benson, Stella - I Pose
Benson, Stella - This Is The End
Benson, Theodora - Muddling Through
Bentley, Nicolas - How Can You Bear To Be Human?
Betts, P.Y. - People Who Say Goodbye
Biggers, Earl Derr - Love Insurance
Bioy Casares, Adolfo - The Invention of Morel
Bioy Casares, Adolfo - Asleep in the Sun
Brittney, Lynn - Christine Kringle
Brookner, Anita - Hotel du Lac

Brosh, Allie - Hyperbole and a Half 
Brown, George Mackay - Andrina and other stories

Burney, Frances - Evelina
Buzbee, Lewis - The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
Byars, Betsy - The Midnight Fox

Campbell, Jen - Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops 
Camus, Albert - The Outsider
Cannan, Joanna - Princes in the Land
Capek, Karel - Letters From England
Capote, Truman - In Cold Blood 
Carey, Edward - Alva & Irva
Carey, Edward - Observatory Mansions
Carhart, Thad - The Piano Shop on the Left Bank
Carlton, Harold - Marrying Out
Carr, J. L. - A Month In The Country

Carr, J.L. - A Day in Summer
Carroll, Lewis - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
Carter, Angela - Wise Children 
Cartwright, Justin - This Secret Garden: Oxford Revisited
Chandos, Dane - Abbie
Chatto, Beth and Christopher Lloyd - Dear Friend and Gardener
Chesterton, G.K. - The Man Who Was Thursday 
Cholmondeley, Mary - Red Pottage
Chopin, Kate - Portraits
Christie, Agatha - The Murder at the Vicarage
Christie, Agatha - The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Christie, Agatha - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe 
Christie, Agatha - DumbWitness
Christie, Agatha - Five Little Pigs
Christie, Agatha - The Seven Dials Mystery
Christie, Agatha - Elephants Can Remember
Christie, Agatha - Curtain
Christie, Agatha - Mrs McGinty's Dead
Christie, Agatha - Murder in the Mews
Christie, Agatha - Hallowe'en Party
Clapp, Susannah - A Card From Angela Carter
Coetzee, J. M. - Foe
Colegate, Isabel - The Shooting Party
Coles, William - The Well-Tempered Clavier

Collier, John - His Monkey Wife 
Colquhoun, Kate - Mr. Brigg's Hat
Compton-Burnett, Ivy - A House and Its Head
Compton-Burnett, Ivy - Parents and Children
Compton-Burnett, Ivy - Manservant & Maidservant

Compton-Burnett, Ivy - Pastors and Masters

Compton-Burnett, Ivy - More Women Than Men
Compton-Burnett, Ivy - Elders and Betters
Compton-Burnett, Ivy - A Heritage and Its History
Comyns, Barbara - Sisters By A River
Comyns, Barbara - The House of Dolls

Comyns, Barbara - The Juniper Tree
Comyns, Barbara - Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead
Comyns, Barbara - Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (second review)
Comyns, Barbara - The Vet's Daughter
Comyns, Barbara - The Skin Chairs

Comyns, Barbara - Mr. Fox
Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness
Constanduros, Denis - My Grandfather and Father, Dear Father 
Crompton, Richmal - Frost at Morning
Crompton, Richmal - Matty and the Dearingroydes
Crompton, Richmal - Still William

Dangarembga, Tsitsi - Nervous Conditions 
Delafield, E.M. - The Provincial Lady
Delafield, E.M. - Straw Without Bricks: I Visit The Soviets
Delafield, E.M. - As Others Hear Us

Delafield, E.M. - Gay Life
Delafield, E.M. - Zella Sees Herself
Delafield, E.M. - Three Marriages 
Delafield, E.M. - The Suburban Young Man 
Delius, F.C. - Portrait of the Woman as a Young Mother
Dench, Judi - And Furthermore
Dennys, Joyce - Henrietta's War
Dennys, Joyce - Repeated Doses
Devine, Harriet - Being George Devine's Daughter
Devonshire, Deborah (Deborah Mitford) - Counting My Chickens
Devonshire, Deborah - Home To Roost
Devonshire, Deborah - Wait for Me!
Dick, Kay - Ivy and Stevie
Dick, R.A. - The Ghost and Mrs Muir
Dickens, Charles - Great Expectations
Dickens, Monica - One Pair of Feet
Dickens, Monica - The Winds of Heaven
Dickens, Monica & Beverley Nichols - Yours Sincerely
Dockrill, Laura - Mistakes in the Background
Dominguez, Carlos Maria - The Paper House
Dostoevsky, Fyodor - The Eternal Husband
Dostoevsky, Fyodor - The Double
Douglas, O. - Pink Sugar 
Drabble, Margaret - The Garrick Year
du Maurier, Daphne - The Flight of the Falcon
du Maurier, Daphne - My Cousin Rachel
du Maurier, Daphne - Letters from Menabilly

du Maurier, Daphne - Frenchman's Creek
du Maurier, Daphne - Frenchman's Creek (OVW's review)
Dunn, Mark - Ella Minnow Pea
Durrell, Gerald - My Family and Other Animals

Elinger, John & Kathy Shock - That Sweet City: Visions of Oxford
Eliot, T.S. - The Family Reunion
Essex, Mary - The Amorous Bicycle
Essex, Mary - Six Fools and a Fairy
Evens, Brecht - The Wrong Place
Fowler, Karen Joy - The Jane Austen Book Club
Garnett, David - Lady Into Fox
Garnett, David - A Man in the Zoo
Gaskell, Elizabeth - Cousin Phillis
Gavron, Asaf - Croc Attack!

Gillard, Linda - A Lifetime Burning
Gillard, Linda - Star Gazing
Gillard, Linda - House of Silence
Giono, Jean - The Man Who Planted Trees
Girouard, Mark - Enthusiasms 
Gordon-Cumming, Jane - A Proper Family Christmas
Gordon-Cumming, Jane - The Haunted Bridge

Grace, N.B. - High School Musical: The Book of the Film (!)
Graham, Virginia - Say Please
Graham, Virginia - Here's How
Graham, Virginia - Consider The Years
Green, Henry - Blindness  
Green, John - The Fault in Our Stars
Greenberg, Michael - Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life
Greene, Graham - Travels With My Aunt
Greene, Graham - The End of the Affair
Greig, Cicely - Ivy Compton Burnett: A Memoir 
Hartley, Jenny - Reading Groups
Hartley, L. P. - Simonetta Perkins
Hastings, Milo M. - The City of Endless Night
Hay, Mavis Doriel - Death on the Cherwell
Hill, Susan - The Battle for Gullywith
Hill, Susan - Howards End is on the Landing
Hill, Susan - The Beacon
Hill, Susan - In the Springtime of the Year
Hill, Susan - A Kind Man
Hill, Susan - Black Sheep 
Hillis, Marjorie - Live Alone and Like It
Hosseini, Khaled - The Kite Runner
Howe, Bea - A Fairy Leapt Upon My Knee
Humble, Nicola - The Feminine Middlebrow Novel
Hunt, Rebecca - Mr. Chartwell
Huxley, Aldous - Crome Yellow

Isherwood, Christopher - Mr. Norris Changes Trains
Ishiguro, Kazuo - Never Let Me Go
Ivey, Eowyn - The Snow Child

Jackson, Shirley - The Haunting of Hill House
Jackson, Shirley - The Bird's Nest
Jackson, Shirley - The Sundial
Jackson, Shirley - Hangsaman
Jackson, Shirley - We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Jackson, Shirley - Life Among the Savages
Jackson, Shirley - Raising Demons
Jackson, Shirley - The Lottery and other stories
James, Henry - The Turn of the Screw
Jansson, Tove - A Winter Book
Jansson, Tove - The Summer Book
Jansson, Tove - The True Deceiver
Jansson, Tove - Travelling Light
Jansson, Tove - Art in Nature
Jansson, Tove - The Listener
Jansson, Tove - Moominpappa at Sea
Jenkins, Herbert - Patricia Brent, Spinster
Jenkins, Michael - A House in Flanders
Jerome, Jerome K. - Three Men in a Boat
Jerome, Jerome K. - Three Men on the Bummel
Johnston, Jennifer - The Gingerbread Woman
Jordan, Elizabeth - As Cooks Go
Jordan, Robert - The Eye of the World

Kafka, Franz - Metamorphosis
Kaufman, Andrew - The Tiny Wife
Kaye-Smith, Sheila - All The Books of My Life
Kaye-Smith, Sheila and G.B. Stern - Talking of Jane Austen
Kaye-Smith, Sheila and G.B. Stern - More Talk of Jane Austen
Keane, Molly - Young Entry
Keller, Helen - The World I Live In
Kendal, Felicity - White Cargo
Kennedy, A.L. - On Writing 
Kennedy, Margaret - Jane Austen 
Kennedy, Margaret - Together and Apart 
Kennedy, Richard - A Boy at the Hogarth Press
Kerr, Jean - Please Don't Eat The Daisies
Kingsolver, Barbara - The Poisonwood Bible 
Koppel, Lily - The Red Leather Diary
Kosztolányi, Dezső - Skylark
Kundera, Milan - Immortality
Kundera, Milan - Identity
Kundera, Milan - The Joke
Lawson, Mary - Crow Lake
Leacock, Stephen - Literary Lapses
Leduc, Violette - The Lady and the Little Fox Fur
Lee, Harper - To Kill A Mockingbird
Lee, Hermione - A Very Short Introduction to Biography
Leigh, Mike - Abigail's Party
Leighton, Clare - Four Hedges
Lelord, Francois - Hector and the Search for Happiness

Lessing, Doris - The Fifth Child
Leverson, Ada - Love's Shadow
Leverson, Ada - Love at Second Sight
Lewis, C.S. - A Grief Observed
Lickorish Quinn, Karina - Shrinking Violet
Light, Alison - Forever England
Lindsay, David - The Haunted Woman
Lindsay, Joan - Picnic at Hanging Rock
Logan, John - Peter and Alice
Longford, Christine - Making Conversation
Loos, Anita - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Macaulay, Rose - Crewe Train
Macaulay, Rose - Keeping Up Appearances
Macaulay, Rose - Dangerous Ages
Macaulay, Rose - Personal Pleasures
Macaulay, Rose - The World My Wilderness 
MacDonald, Betty - The Egg and I 
Maclaren-Ross, Julian - Of Love and Hunger
Manguel, Alberto - Stevenson Under The Palm Trees
Manguel, Alberto - The Library at Night 
Manguel, Alberto - A Reader on Reading 
Mankowitz, Wolf - A Kid For Two Farthings
Mansfield, Katherine - Selected Stories
Mansfield, Katherine - In a German Pension 
Marquis, Don - The Best of Archy and Mehitabel 
Maugham, W. Somerset - Up At The Villa 
Maxtone Graham, Ysenda - Mr. Tibbits's Catholic School
Maxwell, Gavin - Ring of Bright Water
Maxwell, William - They Came Like Swallows
Maxwell, William - So Long, See You Tomorrow  
Maxwell, William - Time Will Darken It 
Maxwell, William & Sylvia Townsend Warner - The Element of Lavishness
Maxwell, William & Eudora Welty - What There Is To Say We Have Said
Maxwell, W.B. - Spinster of this Parish
Mayor, F.M. - The Rector's Daughter 
McEwan, Ian - On Chesil Beach
McEwan, Ian - Black Dogs
Milne, A. A. - Year In, Year Out
Mitford, Nancy - The Pursuit of Love
Mitford, Nancy - Frederick the Great
Mitford, Nancy - Pigeon Pie
The Mitfords - Letters Between Six Sisters (a)
The Mitfords - Letters Between Six Sisters (b)
Moran, Caitlin - Moranthology
Myers, Elizabeth - A Well Full of Leaves
Myers, L.H. - Strange Glory

Myron, Vicki - Dewey

Nabokov, Vladimir - Lolita 
Nemirovsky, Irene - Suite Francaise
Nemirovsky, Irene - David Golder

Nesbit, E. - The Railway Children 
Nesbit, E. - The Enchanted Castle
Nicholls, David - One Day
Niffenegger, Audrey - The Time Traveler's Wife
Norton, Mary - The Bread and Butter Stories

Pearce, Philippa - Tom's Midnight Garden
Penney, Stef - The Tenderness of Wolves

Perkins Gilman, Charlotte - The Yellow Wallpaper
Pheby, Alex - Grace

Playfair, Jocelyn - A House in the Country
Porter, Adrian - The Perfect Pest
Potter, Beatrix - The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
Pratchett, Terry - Going Postal

Priestley, J.B. - Delight
Pritchett, V.S. - A Cab at the Door 
Pym, Barbara - Some Tame Gazelle

Queneau, Raymond - Exercises in Style

Rakoff, Joanna - My Salinger Year
Ransome, Arthur - Swallows and Amazons
Read, Herbert - The Green Child
Read, Miss - Gossip From Thrush Green
Reed, Myrtle - The Spinster Book  
Remarque, Erich Maria - All Quiet on the Western Front
Rice, Eva - The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets
Rice, Eva - The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp 
Riddell, Marjorie - M for Mother
Ritchie, Charles - The Siren Years
Robertson, E. Arnot - Cullum
Robinson, Marilynne - Gilead

Robinson, Marilynne - Home
Robinson, Marilynne - Housekeeping
Robinson, Mary - The Art of Gardening
Rosenthal, Amy - On The Rocks
Rostenberg, Leona & Madeleine Stern - Old Books, Rare Friends
Ross, Sinclair - As For Me and My House
Rowling, J. K. - The Harry Potter series
Saki - The Penguin Complete Saki
Saki - A Shot in the Dark
Saki - The Unbearable Bassington
Saki - The Westminster Alice
Saki - When William Came
Saki - Reginald in Russia
Sam, Anna - Checkout: A Life on the Tills
Sangster, Alfred - The Brontes
Sarton, May - The Fur Person
Saumarez Smith, John - A Spy in the Bookshop
Scharlieb, Mary - What It Means To Marry
Schein, Elyse & Paula Bernstein - Identical Strangers
Schreiner, Olive - The Story of an African Farm

Sedaris, David - Me Talk Pretty One Day
Sedaris, David - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Sedaris, David - Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
Sellers, Susan - Vanessa and Virginia
Shaffer, Mary Ann - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Sharp, Margery - Cluny Brown
Shaw, Ali - The Girl With Glass Feet
Shaw, George Bernard - Man and Superman
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein
Sheridan, Richard B. - The Rivals
Sinclair, May - Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Sinclair, May - Uncanny Stories
Sjon - The Blue Fox
Smith, Dodie - I Capture the Castle
Smith, Dodie - The Town in Bloom
Smith, Dodie - Look Back With Love 
Smith, Dodie - Dear Octopus  
Smith, Dorothy Evelyn - Miss Plum and Miss Penny
Smith, Emma - The Great Western Beach
Smith, Emma - Maidens' Trip
Solomon, Laura - Alternative Medicine
Solomons, Natasha - Mr. Rosenblum's List
Spain, Nancy - Cinderella Goes to the Morgue
Spalding, Frances - Insights: The Bloomsbury Group
Spark, Muriel - The Driver's Seat
Spark, Muriel - Loitering With Intent
Spark, Muriel - Memento Mori
Spark, Muriel - The Abbess of Crewe
Spark, Muriel - The Takeover 
Spark, Muriel - The Ballad of Peckham Rye
Spark, Muriel - The Only Problem 
Spark, Muriel - Reality and Dreams
Spark, Muriel - Territorial Rights
Spark, Muriel - Symposium
Spark, Muriel - Curriculum Vitae
Sprigge, Elizabeth - The Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett
Spurling, Hilary - La Grande Thérèse 
Stacey, Tom - The Man Who Knew Everything
Stein, Gertrude - Blood on the Dining-Room Floor
Steinbeck, John - The Pearl

Stephenson, Simon - Let Not The Waves of the Sea
Stern, G.B. - Ten Days of Christmas  
Stevens, Michael - V. Sackville-West
Stevenson, D.E. - Miss Buncle's Book

Stevenson, D.E. - Mrs. Tim of the Regiment
Stockett, Kathryn - The Help
Stonier, G.W. - Shaving Through the Blitz
Stopes, Marie - Married Love
Strachan, Mari - The Earth Hums in B Flat
Strachey, Julia - Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
Strachey, Julia - Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (readalong)
Streatfeild, Noel - Saplings
Streatfeild, Noel - Tea By The Nursery Fire
Struther, Jan - Mrs. Miniver
Struther, Jan - Try Anything Twice
Summerscale, Kate - The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
Sutcliff, Rosemary - Blue Remembered Hills
Szymborska, Wislawa - People on a Bridge

Taylor, Elizabeth - Angel
Taylor, Elizabeth - Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
Taylor, Elizabeth - A Game of Hide and Seek
Taylor, Elizabeth - At Mrs. Lippincote's
Taylor, Elizabeth - A View of the Harbour
Taylor, Elizabeth - The Soul of Kindness
Thomas, Edward - Oxford
Thorton, Rosy - Hearts and Minds
Thwaite, Ann - A.A. Milne: His Life
Todd, Barbara Euphan - Miss Ranskill Comes Home

Tomalin, Claire - Katherine Mansfield : A Secret Life
Toole, John Kennedy - A Confederacy of Dunces

Townsend, Sue - Adrian Mole series 
Townsend, Sue - The Queen and I
Trapido, Barbara - Brother of the More Famous Jack
Trefusis, Violet - Echo

Trevelyan, G.E. - Appius and Virginia
Trillin, Calvin - Tepper Isn't Going Out

Trillin, Calvin - Deadline Poet 
Trillin, Calvin - About Alice 
Trillin, Calvin - Floater
Trollope, Anthony - The Warden
Truss, Lynne - Making the Cat Laugh
Tsiolkas, Christos - The Slap
Tutton, Diana - Guard Your Daughters

Vanbrugh, Irene - To Tell My Story

Wallace, Danny - Yes Man
Walpole, Hugh - The Castle of Otranto
Ward, A.C. - A Literary Journey Through Wartime Britain
Warner, Sylvia Townsend - Lolly Willowes
Warner, Sylvia Townsend - Summer Will Show  
Warner, Sylvia Townsend - Time Importuned 
Warner, Sylvia Townsend - Opus 7
Warner, Sylvia Townsend and William Maxwell - The Element of Lavishness
Warner, Sylvia Townsend - Jane Austen
Warner, Sylvia Townsend - With The Hunted 
Warner, Sylvia Townsend - The Corner That Held Them 
Waterfield, Giles - The Long Afternoon
Waters, Sarah - The Little Stranger
Waters, Sarah - The Night Watch
Waters, Sarah - The Paying Guests
Waugh, Evelyn - Put Out More Flags
Waugh, Evelyn - The Loved One
Waugh, Evelyn - Scoop
Webb, Mary - Gone To Earth 
Webster, Jean - Daddy Long-legs
Welty, Eudora - The Optimist's Daughter
West, Elizabeth - Hovel in the Hills
West, Nathanael - Miss Lonelyhearts
Westin, Boel - Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words
Whipple, Dorothy - Someone at a Distance
Wigfall, Clare - The Loudest Sound and Nothing
Wilson, Ethel - Hetty Dorval
Winman, Sarah - When God Was A Rabbit   
Wiseman, Robert - Quirkology
Wodehouse, P.G. - Indiscretions of Archie
Wodehouse, P.G. - Aunts Aren't Gentlemen
Wodehouse, P.G. - Right Ho, Jeeves
Wolff, Tobias - In the Garden of the North American Martyrs
Wolff-Mönckeberg, Mathilde - On The Other Side
Woolf, Leonard & Trekkie Ritchie Parsons - Love Letters
Woolf, Virginia - Flush
Woolf, Virginia - Orlando
Young, Angela - Speaking of Love
Young, E.H. - Miss Mole 

Young, E.H. - William
Young, E.H. - The Misses Mallett

Zaid, Gabriel - So Many Books
Zusak, Markus - The Book Thief

Various - Man Proposes

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