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#20 Books of Summer ’23

Due to many pressing issues, I have neglected this little space. However, I want to participate in #20 Books of Summer hosted by the gracious Cathy @746 books. Going by my dismal past record and my inability to concentrate at present, I am not making a list. I will just read whatever takes my fancy.…

#1940 Club: He Looked for a City by A.S.M. Hutchinson

My last read for the #1940 club is of a once popular author, now fallen into obscurity. A.S.M. Hutchinson. Born in india in 1879, and later editor of the illustrated London newspaper, The Daily Graphic, Hutchinson was also a novelist of repute who wrote such best-sellers as If Winter Comes and This Freedom. The novel…

#1940 Club: The Disappearance of General Jason by P. C. Wren

Antoinette Jason is at her wit’s end. Her husband, General Reginald Jason, once pitted to become the c-in-c of the armed forces in India before filial duty made him resign from his commission and return to England has not been heard of a year and more. Before his leaving England for an adventure of his…

#1940 Club: Jean Villemeur (Troubled Waters) by Roger Vercel

Captain Villemeur is a troubled man. He and his wife, Helene, have tried to give their son, Jean, a college education because they want him to become a gentleman and hold a good office job rather than piloting a deep-sea trawler as the captain does. However, the eighteen year old Jean is now insisting that…

#1940 Club: Wilson and Some Others by G.D.H. and Margaret Cole

Wilson and Some Others is a short story collection by the husband-wife duo of G.D.H and Margaret Cole. The crime club title, erroneously referred to as a novel, consists of 13 stories, of which seven belong to the Coles’ series character, Inspector Wilson. In Death in the Tankard, a man is poisoned in a crowded,…

#1940 Club: At a House Called Hassocks by Marigold Watney

I am starting my journey of the #1940 club – jointly hosted @ Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings & Stuck in a Book – with a forgotten book: At a House Called Hassocks written by Marigold Watney. Annabel Lee, daughter of the famous painter, Llewhellen Lee, realises upon her father’s sudden death that she has been left…

Books Read: 1940

In about a week and a half, Reading Club #1940, hosted by Kaggsy and Simon, will start. I am looking forward to participating and have already started accumulating books for it. Also thought it would be fun to look back and find out books of 1940, reviewed on the blog. I found quite a variety.…

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