Another of my Cornflower Blues of that year was Louise Levene's Ghastly Business (which is great fun), so I'm pleased to see that Louise has a new book coming out in February; The Following Girls is set in the 1970s.
One of the 2012 Cornflower Blues was Harriet Lane's Alys, Always which I thought was a brilliant debut, so we have something more to look forward to next year when Harriet's second novel, Her, is released.
Going back to my first Cornflower Blues list (2006), I included Gwen Raverat's memoir Period Piece and described it as "a joyous piece of writing". It's about to be re-issued by Slightly Foxed, and you can read all about it - and place your order for the new edition - here. The video shows how these handsome books are made: