Books read in 2012


The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens
The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
Do No Harm by Carol Topolski
The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks (re-read)
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (re-read)
You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik
Buried in Cornwall by Janie Bolitho
Diving Belles by Lucy Wood
The Roundabout Man by Clare Morrall
Mother Love by Domini Taylor
The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn
Finders Keepers by Belinda Bauer
The Whores’ Asylum by Katy Darby


Monogram by Gladys Bronwyn Stern
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
Tom-All-Alone’s by Lynn Shepherd
Pippa Passes by Rumer Godden
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The City of Beautiful Nonsense by E Temple Thurston
The Girl in the Mirror by Sarah Gristwood
The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen
Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon
The Play Room by Olivia Manning
The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill  (re-read)
The New Moon with the Old by Dodie Smith
The Black House by Peter May
Palladian by Elizabeth Taylor


The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
She’s Never Coming Back by Hans Koppel
The Fall by Claire McGowan
Signs of Life by Anna Raverat
Alys Always by Harriet Lane
The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall
The Girl from the Candle-lit Bath by Dodie Smith
A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold
Enchantments by Kathryn Harrison
Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah
The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood
The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor


A Card from Angela Carter by Susannah Clapp
The J M Barrie Ladies’ Swimming Society by Barbara J Zitwer
Gwendra Cove & Other Stories by C C Rogers (Lady Vyvyan)
Another Time, Another Life by Leif G W Persson
Little Bones by Janette Jenkins
The Tigress on the Hearth by Margery Sharp
When Nights Were Cold by Susanna Jones
Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
A Wreath of Roses by Elizabeth Taylor (re-read)
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins
Reality and Dreams by Muriel Spark
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
In The Mountains by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Tideline by Penny Hancock


The House on Paradise Street by Sofka Zinovieff
The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler
As it Was & World Without End by Helen Thomas
The Frailty of Nature by Angela Du Maurier
Scenes of Childhood & Other Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Shelter by Frances Greenslade
Dead Scared by S J Bolton
A Burglary by Amy Dillwyn


The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (re-read)
Closed at Dusk by Monica Dickens
Ivy by Silas K Hocking
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie (re-read)
The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon
The One I Knew the Best of All by Frances Hodgson-Burnett
Murder in Time by Elizabeth Ferrars
The Age of Miracles by Karen Walker Thompson
Coronation by Paul Gallico
The Harbour by Francesca Brill
Harriet Said by Beryl Bainbridge
Mizmaze by Mary Fitt
The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace
Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid
The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor
The History Room by Eliza Graham


The Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg
A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
Pillion Riders by Elizabeth Russell Taylor
White Ladies by Francis Brett Young
Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale
The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart
Jane by Marie Corelli
Snake Ropes by Jess Richards
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant
Memoirs of an Armchair by Violet Trefusis
Mr Lucton’s Freedom by Francis Brett Young


Wonder Girls by Catherine Jones
The Limit by Ada Leverson
Ninepins by Rosy Thornton
A Trick I Learned from Dead Men by Kitty Aldridge
The Falcons of Fire and Ice by Karen Maitland
Missing by Walter de la Mare
The Seamstress by María Dueñas
Catherine Carter by Pamela Hansford Johnson
Madam, Will You Talk? By Mary Stewart


Down to the Sea in Ships by Ursula Bloom
Mistress Of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
Toby’s Room by Pat Barker
The Last Girl by Jane Casey
The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon
The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (re-read)
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola (re-read)
Cold Harbour by Francis Brett Young
Every Contact Leaves a Trace by Elanor Dymott
The Light Behind the Window by Lucinda Riley
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
The Fortnight In September by R.C. Sherriff


The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Memories and Gardens by Marion Howard Spring
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (re-read)
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kennedy
Patience by John Coates
Heaven Lies About Us by Howard Spring
Who Saw Him Die? by Sheila Radley
The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers


Tea By the Nursery Fire: A Children’s Nanny at the Turn of the Century by Noel Streatfeild
The Other Half of Me by Morgan McCarthy
A Question of Identity by Susan Hill
The Heir by Vita Sackville-West
A Silent Joy by Elizabeth Jenkins
The Happy Ending by Leo Walmsley
The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge


Winter Games by Rachel Johnson
Big Ray by Michael Kimball
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
Tin Toys by Ursula Holden
Streamers Waving by C.H.B. Kitchin
The Player’s Boy by Bryher
The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber

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