callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

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Alphabetical agony

‘a favourite author for each letter of the alphabet, and the accompanying novel’
This list is the wheeze of Stuck In A Book and Ow! It’s really hard to do. A lot of my favourite authors have names beginning with ‘A’. I found the best thing was to do it quickly and instinctively, without agonizing.
A Jane Austen, Emma.
B Anthony Buckeridge, Jennings’ Diary
C Douglas Coupland, Microserfs
D Charles Dickens Great Expectations
E George Eliot, Middlemarch
F Michael Frayn, The Tin Men
G George & Weedon Grossmith, Diary of a Nobody
H Georgette Heyer, Arabella
J Grace James, John & Mary Detectives.
K Edit. Flora Klickmann, The Flower Patch Among the Hills
M Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love
N Beverley Nichols, Down the Garden Path
O Edit. George Orwell, Coming Up for Air
R Arthur Ransome, The Picts & the Martyrs
S Sellar & Yeatman, 1066 & All That
T Angela Thirkell, High Rising.
U Alison Uttley, Water Rat’s Picnic
V Edit. Mrs George de Horne Vaizey, Flaming June
W Evelyn Waugh, Put Out More Flags.
Y Charlotte M Yonge, The Daisy Chain
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