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April 14, 2009



84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
I capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Egg and I - Betty MacDonald


I was very critical of the gloomy choices set for teenage reading by schools until I tried myself to come up with alternatives. I did, however, create some sort of a list:
The novels of Jane Austen
Many of Shakespeare's comedies
Three Men in a Boat
The books of P G Wodehouse
The Importance of Being Earnest
David Copperfield by Dickens is dark in early parts but ultimately very uplifting
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
And don't forget 'The Wind in the Willows'

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