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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

The Dower House Mystery
Patricia Wentworth
Progress: 42 %
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 105/410 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

September #BookadayUK - Day 3

The Shell Seekers - Rosamunde Pilcher Henrietta's War: News from the Home Front 1939-1942 (Bloomsbury Group) - Joyce Dennys Few Eggs and No Oranges: The Diaries of Vere Hodgson 1940-45 - Vere Hodgson, Jenny Hartley

Books I have read:

 

I read The Shell Seekers no less than two decades ago, and fell in love with Rosamunde Pilcher's story of Penelope Keeling. There are two story lines - Penelope as an elderly woman, taking a trip to her childhood home in Cornwall, and Penelope as a young woman who lived through World War II. It is really the historical timeline that is my favorite, but Penelope is a delightful character at all of her ages.

 

Henrietta's War was a recent find, and I read it in January. It was delightful, a wry look at life on the home front during WWII. It is very British stiff-upper-lip humor, and is lovely in its way.

 

A book I want to read:

 

Few Eggs and No Oranges by Vere Hodgson is not a book I have read, but I have eyed it and will, at some point, buy a copy from the Book Depository. It is rather hard to find here in the U.S., since it is a Persephone Books edition, published in the UK. But it looks fantastic.