Books read in 2013


Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household by Kate Hubbard
A Treacherous Likeness by Lynn Shepherd
This January Tale by Bryher
The Suspect by L.R. Wright
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
The Love-Charm of Bombs by Lara Feigel
Love Virtually by Daniel Glattauer
Lord Of The Far Island by Victoria Holt
Lost and Found by Tom Winter
Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym


The Fool Of The Family by Margaret Kennedy
A Pixy in Petticoats by John Trevena
The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (re-read)
The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry
The Night Rainbow by Claire King
The Old Man in the Corner: Twelve Classic Detective Stories by Emmuska Orczy
Havisham by Ronald Frame
The Pinecone by Jenny Uglow
The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green
Mariana by Monica Dickens
Death of Lyndon Wilder and the Consequences Thereof by E.A. Dineley
The Lonely by Paul Gallico
The King of a Rainy Country by Brigid Brophy
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym


A Quiet Life by Beryl Bainbridge
Necessary As Blood by Deborah Crombie
Sweet William by Beryl Bainbridge
The First Book Of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz
Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley
In Diamond Square by Mercè Rodoreda
She Rises by Kate Worsley
Yew Hall by L.M. Boston
The House on the Cliff by Charlotte Williams
The Burning Air by Erin Kelly
When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man by Nick Dybek
The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone by Will Storr
A Five Year Sentence by Bernice Rubens


The Exiles Return by Elisabeth de Waal
Great Meadow by Dirk Bogarde
The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson
Orkney by Amy Sackville
Ashcombe by Cecil Beaton
The Asylum by Johan Theorin
Among Others by Jo Walton
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain
The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton
Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh


The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (re-read)
A Perfect Gentle Knight by Kit Pearson
Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie (re-read)
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter
Chaplin and Company by Mave Fellowes
The Chase of the Ruby by Richard Marsh
My Wife Melissa by Francis Durbridge
Love in Our Time by Norman Collins
Like This, For Ever by S J Bolton
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
Aleta Day by Francis Marion Benyon
Black Roses by Jane Thynne
The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Asylum by John Harwood
The Innocents by Francesca Segal
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
A Commonplace Killing by Siân Busby


The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
The Sweet Dove Died by Barbara Pym (re-read)
A Girl Like You by Maureen Lindley
The Young Clementina by D E Stevenson
The Promise by Ann Weisgarber
Dot by Araminta Hall
In Too Deep by Bea Davenport
The Baby-Snatcher by Ann Cleeves
The View on the Way Down by Rebecca Wait
Cooking With Bones by Jess Richards
Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary by Ruby Ferguson (re-read)
River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre
Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
The Outline of Love by Morgan McCarthy


Summer of ’76 by Isabel Ashdown
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
The Carrier by Sophie Hannah
Glaciers by Alexis M Smith
Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell
The Feast by Margaret Kennedy
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katherine Green
The House by the Sea by Jon Godden
The Rich House by Stella Gibbons
Lacey’s House by Joanne Graham
The Corner Shop by Elizabeth Cadell
Secrets of the Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford


No More Than Human by Maura Laverty
Cullum by E Arnot Roberson
In The Bishop’s Carriage by Miriam Michelson
The Three Sisters by May Sinclair
The Land of Green Ginger by Winifred Holtby
Lucy Carmichael by Margaret Kennedy
The Willow Cabin by Pamela Frankau
The Rose-Garden Husband by Margaret Widdemer
The Vet’s Daughter by Barbara Comyns (re-read)
The Disappearance of Emily Marr by Louise Candlish
The Fly on the Wheel by Katherine Cecil Thurston


Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
The Gallery of Vanished Husbands by Natasha Solomons
Clutch of Constables by Ngaio Marsh
The Misbegotten by Katherine Webb
Penmarric by Susan Howatch (re-read)
Nearest Thing to Crazy by Elizabeth Forbes
The Prestige by Christopher Priest
My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart
Limmerston Hall by Hester W Chapman
The Curious Habits of Doctor Adams: a 1950s Murder Mystery by Jane Robins


The End of the House of Alard by Sheila Kaye-Smith
The Unforgiving by Charlotte Cory (re-read)
Treveryan by Angela Du Maurier
The Sacred River by Wendy Wallace
Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll
Through The Magic Door by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle
Come Out of the Kitchen! by Alice Duer Miller
253 by Geoff Ryman
Hell! Said the Duchess: a Bedtime Story by Michael Arlen
As Green as Grass by Emma Smith
The Blackheath Séance Parlour by Alan Williams


A Heart Bent Out of Shape by Emylia Hall
The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Penman (re-read)
My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin (re-read)
Painted Clay by Capel Boake
The Young Ardizzone: a Fragment of Autobiography by Edward Ardizzone
The Daughters of a Genius: a Story of Brave Endeavour by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
The Upstairs People by Jennifer Dawson
The Innocents by Margery Sharp
Touch and Go by Elizabeth Berridge
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes
The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphrys


Ace, King, Knave by Maria McCann
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (re-read)
When All is Done by Alison Uttley
Under Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper (re-read)
The Goddess and the Thief by Essie Fox
The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge
High Rising by Angela Thirkell
Christmas at High Rising by Angela Thirkell
Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes
Conversation Piece by Molly Keane
Stolen by Rebecca Muddiman

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