feather_ghyll: Black and white photograph of early C20 girl with plait reading (Girl with a plait reading)
This has to be the most ill-timed review I've ever posted, but I also read and enjoyed this book over the weekend, before I knew that there was going to be a Storm Doris. I've overheard a conversation bemoaning the use of the name 'Doris' - it's associated with nice women, apparently!

Doris’s High School Days: Clarice March. Blackie

A few pages in, Read more... )
feather_ghyll: Lavendar flowers against white background (Beautiful flower (lavender))
The Runaway Princess: Hester Browne Quercus 2013.

For a good long while, this book did not go the way I expected, influenced by the title and the blurb at the back of the book.

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feather_ghyll: One girl seated by an easel with a watching girl standing behind (Girl painter)
Invisible River: Helena McEwen Bloomsbury 2012

The quality of writing in this book impressed me from the outset, although I didn’t know if there would be enough story to carry the style. I needn’t have worried; the novel grew on me, taking me from admiration to somewhere warmer. Read more... )
feather_ghyll: Lavendar flowers against white background (Beautiful flower (lavender))
Diana Takes a Chance: Catherine Christian Blackie
'First appeared a a serial in The Guide under the title of ‘London Venture’.


I actually prefer the title ‘London Venture’ to the more generic and not strictly accurate ‘Diana Takes a Chance.’ Diana Tremaine is Read more... )


For the purposes of tagging, I'm counting the Rangers as coming under the Girl Guides.

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