Books read 2012

  1. The land of green plums – Herta Müller
  2. The Stalin organ – Gert Ledig
  3. To die for – Lucy Siegle
  4. The Avenue at war – R.F. Delderfield
  5. The gentle art of muckraking – Jessica Mitford
  6. Rethinking the Soviet experience – Stephen F. Cohen
  7. Wounds – Maureen Duffy
  8. The Ivington diaries – Monty Don
  9. Queen Victoria: gender and power – Dorothy Thompson
  10. Capital – Maureen Duffy
  11. Elizabeth and her German garden – Elizabeth von Arnim
  12. Fashioning London: clothing and the modern metropolis – Christopher Breward
  13. Defining dress – Amy de la Haye and Elizabeth Wilson (eds.)
  14. Every day is mother’s day – Hilary Mantel
  15. Nazi chic – Irene Guenther
  16. The corner that held them – Sylvia Townsend Warner
  17. The London hanged: crime and civil society – Peter Linebaugh
  18. Under my skin – Doris Lessing
  19. Walking in the shade – Doris Lessing
  20. Correspondence – Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan
  21. From the city, from the plough – Alexander Baron
  22. Women in love – D.H. Lawrence
  23. Rain on the pavements – Ronald Camberton
  24. The forgotten soldier – Guy Sajer
  25. Soviet fates and lost alternatives – Stephen F. Cohen
  26. There’s no home – Alexander Baron
  27. Unexplained laughter – Alice Thomas Ellis
  28. The 27th kingdom – Alice Thomas Ellis
  29. The haunting of Sylvia Plath – Jacqueline Rose
  30. The silent woman: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath – Janet Malcolm
  31. Painting rain – Paula Meehan
  32. A journey with two maps: becoming a woman poet – Eavan Boland
  33. After every war: twentieth century woman poets – Eavan Boland (translator and editor)
  34. My life with Nye – Jennie Lee
  35. On not being able to sleep: psychoanalysis and the modern world – Jacqueline Rose
  36. In pursuit of the English – Doris Lessing
  37. Manhattan, when I was young – Mary Cantwell
  38. Loving – Henry Green
  39. Nothing to envy: ordinary lives in North Korea – Barbara Demick
  40. End this depression now! – Paul Krugman
  41. Freefall: free markets and the sinking of the global economy – Joseph Stiglitz
  42. MetaMaus – Art Spiegelman
  43. The danger tree – Olivia Manning
  44. The battle lost and won – Olivia Manning
  45. Kingdoms of Elfin – Sylvia Townsend Warner
  46. The appointment – Herta Müller
  47. The sum of things – Olivia Manning
  48. Black Narcissus – Rumer Godden
  49. A German requiem – Philip Kerr
  50. Too loud a solitude – Bohumil Hrabal
  51. Londoners – Maureen Duffy

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