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Books I Have Loved
Sun 15-May-11
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JoannaS
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The Railway Children is a great book, it was the only book hubby read to the kids and he still tears up at the ending whistle

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wave  Thought I would resurrect this thread as Nadine has said she would be interested in what others are reading. 

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

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when the children were small I used to send them to their rooms for an hour each day for quiet play. I would make a mug of coffee and curl up with a book. This kept me sane through the difficult years of having 3 children close together.

My all time favourites are Gone with the Wind, which still makes me cry and Pride and Prejudice.

As I mentioned on the other thread I also love the Morland dynasty by Cynthia Harrod Eagles. It is about a family that starts in 1400 and she plans to bring it up to the present day. I currently have 36 books and whenever a new one comes out I re read them all from the beginning. I am currently on book 2 which incorporates the story of Anne Boleyn and Henry 8th. OH says I am impossible when I have a book as I am good for nothing else!

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Little man has decided that Grandma must read before bedtime which i dont mind in the slightest, trouble is my choices tend to be stuff that i read to the kids or what i had as a child. Current favourites are Hairy McLary , Mog and Grandad Pot , currently seeking the original ladybirds of Little Red Hen and Three Billy Goats . Plus i kept the kids original Peter and Jane ladybirds so were starting reading practice properly over xmas 

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As I have mentioned in another thread I read a lot of history; it has been a passion of mine since a child. Later in my working life it was incredibly useful in designing historical plays, operas etc. I am more interested in the social side of history & especially how women lived their lives under the almost absolute rule of men. 

Recently I finished a fascinating book called "Wedlock" & it's subtitle is "How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match". It had very good reviews when it was published in 2009.  I take a while to catch up; I always have a massive book pile as I poke around in 2nd hand & charity shops for bargains.

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I have now just started on "Bess of Hardwick, first Lady ofChatsworth" by Mary S. Lovell, which I am just getting into.  It has rather a lot of footnotes so I get side-tracked a bit.

 

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I also read historical novels, detective & mystery novels but the history & biographies seem to dominate the winter months. smile

 

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from Les Miserables

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Bess of Hardwick was quite a woman. An accomplished needlewoman and married the young and sickly Lord of the manor for the village where I used to live. The first of I think three marriages. Mind you I never really connected her with Chatsworth but Hardwick Hall where you can go and see some of her work.

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Oh Hattie, thank you for those links, I adore that kind of thing, social history too,  I know what I want for Christmas now.  Kindle version I think.

I'll try that again!

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Got a few library books out the other day and took them in the car today on our trip to see Mike's Mum. One has really inspired me, it's called 'Making Jellied Preserves from Garden & hedgerow Fruit' and there are some wonderful ideas in it, I feel utterly driven to make some of them , which is a shame as our Apple trees have about 20 apples between them this year and many of the recipes have a apple base...bugger!

It's by Caroline Pakenham and I'm off to search for it on Amazon now

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£7.35 on Amazon. Thanks for the tip, Janet.

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I bought it Danny, a few months ago and have tried several of the recipes, nice book.

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Janet, I thought you said you had it from the library and were looking for it to buy?  Or am I completely crazy?

I'll try that again!

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Just read "The help" cannot remember the author but really enjoyed it. It is about the segregation in America in the 60's. Divided into individuals accounts, both black and white you get an insight into how it was for the black people at that time. I was sad when it ended.

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