Book List in Order:7 titles

  • At age fifty-three, Lady Ruby Maclean shines at the centre of her aristocractic circle in Pouilly. Her admirers look to her and wonder how such a feted woman can accept with equanimity the prospect of aging, as they themselves struggle with jealousy,...


  • Written in 1938, this novel about a woman having her fifth child is unique in its focus on the process of birth. Whilst others consider pregnancy and motherhood, this novel is rare in its treatment of the few days before and afterwards....


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    Fourteen-year-old Velvet Brown, the daughter of a butcher in a small Sussex town between the World Wars, is the ugly sister among four beauties. She is horse mad and ends her nightly prayers with "Oh, God, give me horses, give me horses! Let me b...


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  • Fictional account of the author's experiences working as a volunteer driver in France during the First World War. Contrasts the duties and demands of the heroine's external life, with the freedom and excitement of her internal life during a w...


  • Excerpt: ...gives me pleasure because I am strong. In life nothing is too small to please. Once during the evening the eldest Sister said to me: "I am worried about your throat. Is it no better?" And from the pang of pleasure and gratitude th...