Archive for the ‘The 1940 Club’ Category

As Simon has just reminded everyone, the 1940 Club is fast approaching. I’ll still be travelling so won’t be participating, which is a shame as it’s a superb year for books.

If you’re looking for ideas of what to read, you can make Simon happy and try his beloved Miss Hargreaves but if you want other suggestions, here are a few books from 1940 that I wrote about previously:

Cheerfulness Breaks In by Angela Thirkell – my very favourite Thirkell

Mariana by Monica Dickens – the first Persephone book I ever read and one of my earliest reviews

Behind the Lines by A.A. Milne – a collection of poems about the early days of the war. Not great but fascinating, especially for AAM fanatics

The English Air by D.E. Stevenson – probably my favourite DES book about a young German man whose experiences visiting his English cousins cause him to rethink his views of his own country. Now available from Dean Street Press

Bewildering Cares by Winifred Peck – the fictional and heavily Provincial Lady-inspired diary of clergyman’s wife, I found this disappointing but other readers loved it

Ten Way Street by Susan Scarlett – typical Scarlett romance and now much easier to track down than when I first wrote about it as it too has been reissued by Dean Street Press

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