Archives by Tag '1930′s'

‘The Nutmeg Tree’ by Margery Sharp

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2011

How do you arrange the books on your shelves?  Do you organise alphabetically by author?  By colour of the spine?  Do you separate out your TBR pile from the main library?  On my shelves, the unread books rub shoulders happily alongside those that I have read, and instead I organise them thematically by vague genre.  [...]

‘Miss Buncle’s Book’ by D. E. Stevenson

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Although I buy the majority of my books second hand, whether from charity shops,  Ebay or Amazon Marketplace, occasionally I will allow myself to purchase a new book or two if they are particularly special.  When I discovered sometime in early January that I had to go to Charing Cross for a meeting, meaning that [...]

Review: ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day’ by Winifred Watson

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Saturday, August 21, 2010

Title: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Author: Winifred Watson Published: Persephone Books, 2008, pp. 234 Genre: Early twentieth century fiction Blurb: Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children.  Over a period of 24 hours her life [...]