A Cup of Tea with That?

I read a lot of books by English authors; here are some of my favorites.

Arnold Bennett, The Old Wives’ Tale

Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh-Fermor, In Tearing Haste

Jane Gardam, The Man in the Wooden Hat

Stella Gibbons, Nightingale Wood

George Gissing, The Odd Women

Annabel Goldsmith, No Invitation Required

Barbara Pym, Jane and Prudence

Eva Rice, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger

P.G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves

About carolwallace

I spend most of my time writing and reading. Most recent publications: the reissue of "To Marry an English Lord,"one of the inspirations for "Downton Abbey," and the historical novel "Leaving Van Gogh." I am too cranky to belong to a book group but I love the book-blogging community.
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2 Responses to A Cup of Tea with That?

  1. Raymond Mendez says:

    In our library one of our favorite books, “Poultry for Anyone” by Victoria Roberts, BVSc, MRCVS has a foreword by Her Grace, The Duchess of Devonshire. From the Foreword:

    An up to date book describing the many breeds available has long been needed by anyone interested in ‘the Fancy’. Now we can learn about their origins, appearance and characteristics and how to look after them….
    I was brought up with hens and have kept them all my life….My mother kept Rhode Island Reds and White Leghorns on a commercial scale–commercial in that the small profit made by them paid for the governess who taught my sisters and me in the schoolroom at home. Without the hens even that vague attempt at our education would probably have foundered….My eldest sister, Nancy, kept several breeds of bantams as a child. Pam like Light Sussex at that time and later she was responsible for importing the lively Appenzeller Spitzhaubens from Switzerland to this country. Diana fancied Anconas and Black Minorcas. The eggs were an important source of pocket money for us all.

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