Book List in Order: 8 titles

  • Autobiographical novel of the life of an impoverished upper-middle class British girl from the 1920's through the 1960's. The heroine endures many hardships but bounces on, finding joy in art, friends and family--generally considering her life a grea...


  • The four eccentric blue-haired ladies who make money by illegally entertaining elderly gentlemen rent the upstairs rooms at Amy Doll's house, until Amy decides its time for them to move on before they make an impression on her daughter...


  • Fiction. This is the story of the Willoweed family and the English village in which they live. It begins mid-flood, ducks swimming in the drawing-room windows, "quacking their approval" as they sail around the room. "What about my rose beds?" demands...


  • Mammy had her excape in her imaginary lovers, we children did not have much excape in the winter, but when the summer came there was the sun and river, some mornings I would get up at five and row up the river before anyone else had been on it, and t...



  • A modern reimagining of a classic fairy tale by one of most bewitching, idiosyncratic British writers of the twentieth century.Bella Winter has hit a low. Homeless and jobless, she is the mother of a toddler by a man whose name she didn’t&...


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    Marry in haste, repent at leisure. Sophia is twenty-one years old, carries a newt -- Great Warty -- around in her pocket and marries -- in haste -- a young artist called Charles. Swept into bohemian London of the thirties, Sophia is ill-equipped to ...


  • Growing up in Edwardian south London, Alice Rowlands longs for romance and excitement, for a release from a life that is dreary, restrictive and lonely. Her father, a vet, is harsh and domineering; his new girlfriend brash and lascivious. Alice seeks...