Old Friends and New Fancies – the original sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Sybil Brinton

When I got to Cambridge recently I made a beeline for Heffers, now part of the Blackwells group, and had a good look at the fiction section for unexpected treasures. In fact I was so long in the bookshop Northernvicar got round quite a few college chapels… It was worth it if only for this … More Old Friends and New Fancies – the original sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Sybil Brinton

House – Bound by Winifred Peck. A Persephone Classic

After reading the wonderful Bewildering Cares and Arrest the Bishop I was hoping for great things from Persephone’s reprint of House – Bound. I was not disappointed on my re read of this 1940s book. It is a book of the wartime home front in Edinburgh, where one of the main concerns is an actual … More House – Bound by Winifred Peck. A Persephone Classic

Marling Hall by Angela Thirkell – A Character Classic

  In short, a Thirkell to savour where she develops and shows her mastery of her characters. After much waiting, this is another reprint of an Angela Thirkell wartime novel set in the fictional Barsetshire. This means that it is easy to get hold of this Thirkell classic which builds on her familiar themes and … More Marling Hall by Angela Thirkell – A Character Classic