Books Read in 2015


Wilkie Collins

  • Brother Owen’s Story of Anne Rodway [Taken from her diary]
  • Who Killed Zebedee?
  • Fie! Fie! or, the Fair Physician
  • The Dead Alive
  • The Fallen Leaves*
  • Jezebel’s Daughter*
  • A Fair Penitent
  • Victims of Circumstances (A Sad Death and a Brave Life, Farmer Fairweather, The Hidden Cash)
  • The Family Secret*

P. G. Wodehouse

  • Leave it to Psmith (Blandings Castle)*
  • Service with a Smile (Blandings Castle)
  • The Little Nugget


  • Siddharta (Hermann Hesse)
  • Affinity (Sarah Waters)
  • Fantastic Mr Fox (Roald Dahl)
  • A Kind Man (Susan Hill)
  • Agnes Grey (Anne Brontë / Acton Bell)*
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë / Acton Bell)*
  • Girl in a Blue Dress (Gaynor Arnold)*
  • Kaleidoscope: Five Views of Life (Antony Day)
  • Dodger (Terry Pratchett)*
  • Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
  • The Devil in the Marshalsea (Antonia Hodgson)*
  • The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins (Antonia Hodgson)*
  • The Odd Women (George Gissing)*
  • Up at the Villa (W. Somerset Maugham)
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Winifred Watson)
  • Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë / Ellis Bell)*
  • The Old Nurse’s Story (Elizabeth Gaskell)
  • The Yellow Wallpaper (Penguin) (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
  • The Runaway (Elizabeth Anna Hart)
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
  • Nobody’s Boy (Hector Malot)
  • The Strange Library (Haruki Murakami)
  • Ghost Cave (Elsie Sze)*
  • The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
  • Jane, the fox & me (Fanny Britt / Isabelle Arsenault)*


  • What The Hell Are You Doing? – The Essential David Shrigley
  • The Picador Book of Funeral Poems. Edited by Don Paterson
  • The World According to Dickens (Matters of Life and Death)
  • Elizabeth Fry – Quaker and Reformer (Richard Huntsman)
  • Traffic (Penguin Little Black Classics) (John Ruskin)
  • Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing
  • Happyslapped by a Jellyfish (Karl Pilkington)
  • Ladybird Histories Victorians
  • Significant Sisters (Margaret Forster)*

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