Book Reviews

Here is a list of the reviews on the blog, alphabetically by author surname:

Aldington, Richard – Seven Against Reeves (1938)

Allingham, Margery, Police at the Funeral

Allingham, Margery – The Fashion in Shrouds (1938)

Ambler, Eric – Uncommon Danger (1937)

Ambler, Eric – Journey into Fear (1940)

Ambler, Eric – Judgment on Deltchev (1951)

Arlen, Michael – The Green Hat (1924)

Arlen, Michael – May Fair (1925)

Arlen, Michael – Young Men in Love (1927)

Armstrong, Thomas – Dover Harbour (1942)

Armstrong, Thomas – The Ring Had No End (1958)

Armstrong, Thomas – The Face of a Madonna (1964)

Barclay, Florence – The Upas Tree (1912)

Baring, Maurice – Robert Peckham (1930)

‘Bartimeus’ – The Bartimeus Omnibus (1935)

Bennett, Arnold – Whom God Hath Joined (1906)

Bennett, Arnold – Clayhanger (1910) and Review 2

Bennett, Arnold – Riceyman Steps (1923)

Bennett, Arnold – The Lion’s Share (1915)

Bennett, Arnold – The Vanguard (1927)

Benson, R.H. – Lord of the World (1907)

Benson, Stella – Living Alone (1919)

Bentley, Phyllis – Chain of Witnesses: The Cases of Miss Phipps (2014)

Berkeley, Anthony – Jumping Jenny (1933)

Birmingham, George A. – The Major’s Candlesticks (1929)

Borden, Mary – The Forbidden Zone (1929)

Bowen, Elizabeth – The Death of the Heart (1938)

Bowen, Elizabeth – The Heat of the Day (1948)

Bower, B.M. – The Heritage of the Sioux (1916)

Bradby, G.F. – The Lanchester Tradition (1913)

Bramah, Ernest – The Wallet of Kai Lung (1900)

Brand, Christianna – Green for Danger (1945)

Bridge, Ann – Frontier Passage (1942)

Bridge, Ann – Four-Part Setting (1939)

Broster, D.M. –“Mr Rowl” (1924)

Broster, D.M. – The Flight of the Heron (1925)

Broster, D.M – Ships in the Bay! (1931)

Bruce, Leo – Case with Four Clowns (1939)

Buchan, John – Prester John (1910)

Buchan, John – The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)

Buchan, John – Greenmantle (1916)

Buchan, John – Mr Standfast (1919)

Buchan, John – The Three Hostages (1924)

Buchan, John – The Path of the King (1921)

Buchan, John – Castle Gay (1930)

Buchan, John – The Island of Sheep (1936)

Buckley, Eunice – Blue Danube (1943)

Cain, James M, – The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)

Cambridge, Ada – The Three Miss Kings (1883)

Canning, Victor – Fountain Inn (1939)

Canning, Victor – Green Battlefield (1943)

Canning, Victor – The Circle of the Gods (1977)

Christie, Agatha – N or M? (1941)

Cloete, Stuart – Turning Wheels (1937)

Colmore, Gertrude – Suffragette Sally (1911)

Compton-Burnett, Ivy – A House and Its Head (1935)

Compton-Burnett, Ivy – Manservant and Maidservant (1947)

Compton-Burnett, Ivy – A Heritage and Its History (1959)

Connolly, Cyril – The Rock Pool (1934)

Constantine, Murray – Swastika Nights (1937)

Cooper, Lettice – The New House (1936)

Cooper, Lettice – National Provincial (1938)

Corelli, Marie – The Sorrows of Satan (1895)

Cousins, Sheila – To Beg I Am Ashamed (1938)

Crompton, Richmal – Miss Frensham Describes a Circle  (1943)

Crompton, Richmal – The Odyssey of Euphemia Tracy (1932)

Crompton, Richmal – Merlin Bay (1930)

Crompton, Richmal – Millicent Dorrington (1927)

Crompton, Richmal – Family Roundabout (1948) And a second review.

Richmal Crompton – William Does His Bit (1941)

Richmal Crompton – Weatherley Parade (1943)

Cronin, A. J. – Three Loves (1932)

Cronin, A. J. – The Stars Look Down (1935)

Cronin, A. J. – The Citadel (1937)

Danby, Frank (Julia Frankau) – Mothers and Children (1918)

Danby, Frank (Julia Frankau) – Concert Pitch (1913)

Dane, Clemence, and Simpson, Helen – Enter Sir John (1929)

Dane, Clemence –First the Blade (1918)

Davis, Norbert – Sally’s in the Alley (1943)

Deeping, Warwick – The Dark House (1941)

Deeping, Warwick – Reprieve (1945)

De la Mare, Walter – The Return (Revised edition, 1945)

Delafield, E. M. – Diary of a Provincial Lady

Delafield, E. M. – The War-Workers (1918)

Dell, Ethel M., – The Bars of Iron (1916)

Dell, Ethel M., – The Way of an Eagle (1912)

Dell, Ethel M., – The Lamp in the Desert (1919)

Dell, Ethel M., – The Top of the World (1920)

Dell, Ethel M., – A Man Under Authority (1926)

Dell, Ethel M. – The Gate Marked Private (1928)

Dickens, Monica – Joy and Josephine (1948)

Dickens, Monica – One Pair of Feet (1942)

Douglas, O., – Jane’s Parlour (1937)

Douglas Sedgwick, Anne – Tante (1911)

Douglas Sedgwick, Anne – Paths of Judgment (1904)

Doyle, Sir Athur Conan, The Land of Mist (1926)

Du Maurier, Daphne – Mary Anne (1954)

Elder, Josephine – Sister Ann Resigns (1931)

Farnol, Jeffery – The Geste of Duke Jocelyn (1919)

Farnol, Jeffery – The Chronicles of the Imp (1915)

Felton, Monica – To All the Living (1945)

Forester, C. S., – The African Queen (1935)

Forester, C. S., The Happy Return (1937)

Forester, C. S., Hornblower and the ‘Atropos’ (1953)

Forester, C. S. Lieutenant Hornblower (1952)

Forster, E.M., Maurice (1913)

Frankau, Gilbert – One of Us: A Novel in Verse (1912)

Frankau, Gilbert – Peter Jackson, Cigar Merchant  (1919)

Frankau, Gilbert – Christopher Strong (1931)

Frankau, Gilbert – Christopher Strong (1931) Review 2

Frankau, Gilbert – Christopher Strong – the movie, not the novel (1933)

Frankau, Gilbert – The Dangerous Years (1937)

Frankau, Pamela – Fifty-fifty (1936)

Frankau, Pamela – I Find Four People (1935)

Frankau, Pamela – Some New Planet (1937)

Frankau, Pamela – The Foolish Apprentices (1933)

Frankau, Pamela – The Bridge (1957)

Gaye, Phoebe Fenwick – Vivandière (1929)

Gibbons, Stella – Cold Comfort Farm (1932)

Gibbons, Stella – Westwood

Gibbs, Philip – The Amazing Summer (1941)

Gibbs, Philip – The Reckless Lady (1924)

Gibbs, Philip. – The Winding Lane  (1931)

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins – Herland (1915) A second review

Glyder, John – The Compulsory Husband (1928)

Glyn, Elinor – Three Weeks (1907)

Glyn, Elinor – Man and Maid (1922)

Godring, Douglas – The Fortune (1917)

Goudge, Elizabeth –  The Bird in the Tree (1940)

Goudge, Elizabeth – The Castle on the Hill (1942)

Goudge, Elizabeth – The Rosemary Tree (1956)

Greene, Graham – Stamboul Train (1932)

Greenwood, Robert – Mr Bunting Goes to War (1941)

Greenwood, Robert – The Squad Goes Out (1943)

Greenwood, Robert – Mr Bunting in the Promised Land (1949)

Greenwood, Walter – The Cleft Stick (1937)

Greenwood, Walter – Only Mugs Work (1938)

Greenwood, Walter – Saturday Night at the Crown (1959)

Greenwood, Walter – Something in My Heart (1944)

Grey, Zane – Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)

Hall, Radclyffe – The Well of Loneliness (1928)

Halsbury, Earl of – 1944 (1926)

Hamilton, Patrick, Impromptu in Moribundia (1939)

Hamilton, Patrick, The Slaves of Solitude (1947)

Hay, Ian – The Right Stuff (1908)

Hay, Ian – Carrying On – After the First Hundred Thousand (1917)

Haynes, Annie – The Bungalow Mystery (1923)

Hewlett, Maurice – The Forrest Lovers (1898)

Heyer, Georgette – An Infamous Army (1937)

Heyer, Georgette – Sylvester, or The Wicked Uncle (1957)

Heyer, Georgette – The Toll-Gate (1955)

Holdsworth, Ethel Carnie – Helen of Four Gates (1917)

Holtby, Winifred – The Crowded Street (1924)

Holtby, Winifred – Mandoa, Mandoa! (1933)

Holtby, Winifred – ‘The Murder of Madame Mollard’ (1930)

Hope, Anthony – Tristram of Blent (1925)

Hope, Anthony – Mrs Maxon Protests (1911)

Hoult, Norah – There Were No Windows (1946)

Innes, Michael – Death at the President’s Lodging (1936)

Isherwood, Christopher – Mr Norris Changes Trains (1935) review no. 1

Isherwood, Christopher – Mr Norris Changes Trains (1935) review no. 2

Irwin, Margaret – Still She Wished for Company (1924)

James, Norah C. – Enduring Adventure (1944)

Jameson, Storm – Cloudless May (1943)

Jameson, Storm – Company Parade (1934)

Jameson, Storm – The Lovely Ship (1927)

Jacob, Naomi – The Founder of the House

Jacob, Naomi – The Morning Will Come (1953)

Jenkins, Herbert – Bindle (1916)

Jenkins, Herbert – Adventures of Bindle (1919)

Jenkins, Herbert – Patricia Brent, Spinster (1918)

Kaye Smith, Sheila – Joanna Godden (1921) Review 2

Kaye Smith, Sheila – Challenge to Sirius (1917)

Kaye Smith, Sheila – Sussex Gorse (1916)

Kennedy, Margaret – Lucy Carmichael (1951)

Knox, Ronald – The Three Taps (1927)

Knox, Ronald – The Body in the Silo (1933)

Larsen, Nella – Passing (1929)

Laski, Marghanita – Love on the Supertax (1944)

Laski, Marghanita – Tory Heaven (1948)

Laski, Marghanita – Little Boy Lost (1949)

Laski, Marghanita – The Village (1952)

Le Queux, William – The Day of Temptation (1899)

Leroux, Gaston – The Phantom of the Opera (1910)

Lewis, C S – Out of the Silent Planet (1938)

Linklater, Eric – Ripeness is All (1935)

Linklater, Eric – The Sailor’s Holiday (1937)

Linklater, Eric – Juan in China (1937)

Linklater, Eric – The Merry Muse (1959)

London, Jack – White Fang (1907)

London, Jack – The Iron Heel (1908)

London, Jack – The Scarlet Plague (1912)

London, Jack – A Son of the Sun (1912)

Macaulay, Rose – Potterism (1920)

Macaulay, Rose – Mystery at Geneva (1922)

Macaulay, Rose – Crewe Train (1926) (and another review)

Macaulay, Rose – Keeping Up Appearances (1928)

Macaulay, Rose – They Were Defeated (1932)

Macardle, Dorothy – The Uninvited (1942)

Macdonell, A. G. – Lords and Masters (1936)

Mackenzie, Compton – Carnival (1912)

Mackenzie, Compton – Sinister Street (1913)

Mackenzie, Compton – Guy and Pauline (1915)

Mackenzie, Compton – Fairy Gold (1926)

Maclaren-Ross, Julian – Of Love and Hunger (1942)

Mannin, Ethel – Confessions and Impressions (1930)

Masters, John – Bhowani Junction (1954)

Mayor, F.M. – The Rector’s Daughter (1924)

Mitchell, Gladys – Speedy Death (1929)

Mitchell, Gladys – Sunset Over Soho (1943)

Mordaunt, Elinor – The Garden of Contentment (1902)

Mordaunt, Elinor – The Little Soul (1920)

Mordaunt, Elinor – Prelude to Death (1936)

Mordaunt, Elinor – Sinabada (1937)

J.B. Morton – Skylighters (1934)

Talbot Mundy – King of the Khyber Rifles (1916)

Nichols, Beverley – Crazy Pavements (1927)

Nichols, Beverley – Twenty-Five (1926)

Orczy, Baroness – The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905)

Orczy, Baroness – Lord Tony’s Wife (1917)

Orwell, George – Coming up for Air (1939)

Ould, Hermon – John Galsworthy (1935)

Priestley, J. B. with H. Walpole – Farthing Hall (1929)

Priestley, J. B. – Angel Pavement (1930)

Priestley, J. B., – They Walk in the City (1936)

Priestley, J. B. – Let the People Sing (1939)

Priestley, J. B., – Daylight on Saturday (1943)

Priestley, J. B. – Bright Day (1946)

Priestley, J. B. – The Magicians (1954)

Priestley, J. B. – The Shapes of Sleep (1962)

Prouty, Olive Higgins – Now Voyager (1941)

Rathbone, Irene, We That Were Young (1932)

Raymond, Ernest – Tell England (1922)

Renault, Mary – The Charioteer (1953)

Ridge, W. Pett – Thomas Henry (1909)

Ridge, W. Pett – Thanks to Sanderson (1911)

Ridge, W. Pett – Miss Mannering (1923)

Ridge, W. Pett – Just Like Aunt Bertha (1925)

Riley, Willie – Windyridge (1912)

Riley, Willie – Olive of Sylcote (1918)

Riley, Willie – Jerry and Ben (1919)

Riley, Willie – Rachel Bland’s Inheritance (1923)

Riley, Willie – Laycock of Lonedale (1924)

Riley, Willie – Witch-Hazel (1928)

Riley, Willie – Jack and John (1935)

Robins, Denise – Women who Seek (1928)

Roche, Mazo de la – Finch’s Fortune (1931)

Roche, Mazo de la – The Building of Jalna (1944)

Roche, Mazo de la – Mary Wakefield (1949)

Rohmer, Sax – The Mask of Fu-Manchu (1932)

Russell, Leonard (ed) – Parody Party (1936)

Sackville-West, Edward, The Ruin (1926)

Sackville-West, Edward, Simpson (1931)

Sayers, Dorothy L. – Busman’s Honeymoon (1937)

Sayers, Dorothy L. – Clouds of Witness (1926)

Shann, Renee (Carol Gaye) – Twenty-Four Hours Leave (1943)

Sharp, Margery – The Eye of Love (1957)

Sharp, Margery – Martha in Paris (1962)

Sherman, Richard – The Unready Heart (1944)

Shute, Nevil – The Chequer Board (1947)

Shute, Nevil – The Far Country (1952)

Shute, Nevil – In the Wet (1953)

Sidgwick, Mrs Alfred – Cousin Ivo (1899)

Sidgwick, Mrs Alfred – Cynthia’s Way (1901)

Sidgwick, Mrs Alfred – Below Stairs (1913)

Sidgwick, Mrs Alfred – Karen (1918)

Sidgwick, Mrs Alfred – Refugee (1934)

Smith, Eleanor – The Man in Grey, a Regency Romance (1941)

Spain, Nancy – Death Goes on Skis (1949)

Spring, Howard – Fame is the Spur (1940)

Spring, Howard – Dunkerley’s (1946)

Spring, Howard – The Houses in Between (1951)

Spring, Howard – A Sunset Touch (1953)

Spring, Howard – The Autobiography of Howard Spring (1972)

Stanton, Barbara – WAAF into Wife (1943)

Steen, Marguerite – The Woman in the Back Seat (1959)

Stevenson, D.E. – Peter West (1923) and The English Air (1940)

Stevenson, D. E. – The English Air (1940)

Stevenson, D.E. – The Young Clementina (1935) and another review.

Stewart, Mary – My Brother Michael (1959)

Stewart, Mary – The Ivy Tree (1961)

Stewart, Mary – This Rough Magic (1964)

Stuart, Francis – The Pillar of Cloud (1948)

Strachey, Julia – Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (1932)

Streatfeild, Noel – The Whicharts (1931)

Street, A. G. – Holdfast (1946)

Struther, Jan – Mrs Miniver (1939) – and for a review of the movie, see here.

Taylor, Elizabeth – Angel (1957)

Tey, Josephine – The Franchise Affair (1948)

Thirkell, Angela – Love Among the Ruins (1948)

Thirkell, Angela – Pomfret Towers (1938)

Thirkell, Angela – Trooper to the Southern Cross (1934)

Thirkell, Angela – Peace Breaks Out (1946)

Thomas, Gwyn – All Things Betray TheeAll Things Betray Thee (1949)

Tomlinson, H. M. – All Our Yesterdays (1930)

Tomlinson, H. M. – All Hands! (1937)

Tremayne, Eileen – Those Who Remain (1942)

Varty-Smith, Augusta – She Was His Wife (1936)

von Arnim, Elizabeth – Elizabeth and her German Garden (1898)

von Arnim, Elizabeth – The Benefactress (1901)

von Arnim, Elizabeth – Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther (1907)

von Arnim, Elizabeth – The Pastor’s Wife (1914)

von Arnim, Elizabeth – In the Mountains (1920)

von Arnim, Elizabeth – Father (1931)

Wallace, Edgar – Sanders of the River (1911)

Walpole, Hugh – The Cathedral (1922)

Walpole, Hugh – The Man with Red Hair (1925)

Walpole, Hugh, with Priestley, J. B.  – Farthing Hall (1929)

Walpole, Hugh – Judith Paris (1931)

Walpole, Hugh – The Killer and the Slain (1942)

Warner, Sylvia Townsend – Lolly Willowes (1926)

Waugh, Evelyn – Brideshead Revisited (1945)

Ward, Mrs Humphrey – Delia Blanchflower (1915)

Webb, Mary – The House in Dormer Forest (1920)

Wells, H. G. – The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)

Wells, H. G. – Ann Veronica (1909)

Wells, H.G. – Ann Veronica (1909)

Wells, H.G. – The History of Mr Polly (1910)

Wells, H.G. – Men Like Gods (1923)

Wells, H.G. – The Bulpington of Blup (1932)

Wentworth, Patricia, Grey Mask (1929) – and another review

Whipple, Dorothy – High Wages (1930)

Whipple, Dorothy – Someone at a Distance (1953)

White, Ethel Lina – Put Out the Light (1931)

White, Ethel Lina – Fear Stalks the Village (1932)

White, Ethel Lina, The Third Eye (1937)

Williams, Charles – Descent into Hell (1937)

Williams, Charles – Many Dimensions (1931)

Williamson, Henry – The Beautiful Years (1921)

Williamson, Henry – Tarka the Otter (1927)

Williamson, Henry – The Sun in the Sands (1945)

Wilkins, Vaughan – Once Upon a Time: An Adventure (1949)

Wodehouse, P. G. – Piccadilly Jim (1917)

Wodehouse, P. G. – Ukridge (1923)

Wodehouse, P. G. – The Heart of a Goof (1926)

Wodehouse, P. G. – Eggs, Beans and Crumpets (1940)

Wodehouse, P. G. – Mike and Psmith (1953)

Wodehouse, P.G. – Full Moon (1947)

Woman’s Journal, December W

Wood, Mrs Henry – East Lynne (1861)

Yates, Dornford – Blood Royal (1929)

Yates, Dornford – An Eye for a Tooth (1943)

Young, E. H. – The Vicar’s Daughter (1928)

Young, E. H. – Yonder (1912)

Young, E. H. – Chatterton Square (1947)

Young, Frances Brett – Jim Redlake (1930)

Young, Frances Brett – City of Gold (1939)

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