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Old Friends

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PoshGran Fri 13-Jan-17 20:19:28

There are some "old friends" on my bookshelves & Kindle that I treasure. Sometimes I visit them just for a little while (a couple of chapters)& at others we're together for the whole story (again!)

My favourite "old friend" is Precious Bane by Mary Webb, set in early 19thC Shropshire,a country girl born with a facial disfigurement tells the story of her life in fond retrospect.Relish the stunningly descriptive lanuage in this one.
Secondly comes The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick.A superbly researched, fictionalised account of William Marshal,medieval knight & confidant of English kings in the Middle Ages. A history lesson & rattling good read.
Thirdly, Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris , has one of the most interesting "voices" taking its part in telling the story - a bottle of wine! The modern(ish) book takes place in England & France, &, be warned, is best read on a sunny evening with glass in hand - that might just be me tho'.

Would other GN booklovers like to name their old friends??.

Jane10 Fri 13-Jan-17 21:33:42

Good idea for a thread. I love PG Wodehouse's prose. Some of his books are wonderful to read. Also EF Benson' Mapp and Lucia. I love social comedy. So many 'old friends' its hard to think of them all.

Greyduster Fri 13-Jan-17 21:50:26

Mary Renault's trilogy of novels about Alexander the Great. She brought him to life as no-one else ever has. Riveting prose based on meticulous scholarly research. I can read them again and again.

Humbertbear Fri 13-Jan-17 22:15:25

I Capture the Castle, Rebecca and Persuasion. Read them over and over.

Jayanna9040 Fri 13-Jan-17 22:52:59

Anything by Norah Lofts but especially Madselin. I'll look for the Elizabeth Chadwick. The others I know well😀

DanniRae Fri 13-Jan-17 23:14:20

Anything by Rosamunde Pilcher - especially "Coming Home"/"Winter Solstice"/"The Shell Seekers".
Also "Marianna" by Monica Dickens.