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.