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Another lovely selection Cornflower.
I read The Music Room a year or so ago after Dovegreyreader featured it and thought it was a beautiful book which still lingers in my memory.

I think that The End of Your Life Book Club will have the same sort of effect, so thank you for the review which persuaded me to read it as on the face of it it really wasn't the sort of book I would normally be drawn to.
What an amazing woman Mary Anne was and what a heck of an example to follow!

I have a copy of The Old Ways waiting to be read and hopefully the time off I plan to take over Christmas and New Year will give me a chance to get absorbed in it!

Both the others are at the top of my list - I am currently working my way through The Morville Hours and am very tempted to treat myself to Four Hedges as my nature/gardening read afterwards.


The Morville Hours is lovely - one of my favourites from a couple of years ago.


I purchased The End of Your Life Book Club based on your stamp of approval CF. :)I hope to read it in 2013 or maybe over Christmas. I thought, however, I would begin with the chapter on the Hobbit, to test that there aren't any plot spoilers...can you remember if this is the case? Should I read Appointment in Samarra first, for example?


I don't recall any spoilers, Ruthiella, so if there are any I was too caught up in Will's and Mary Anne's story to notice them much!

Mrs. Pom

I don't think that we blog readers remember often enough to just give a comment of gratitude to the blogs that bring us so much entertainment and joy.

Your blog is just lovely, gracious, erudite, and compelling. I can't tell you how much you have influenced my reading over the past few years. As I read your "best ofs", I found myself surprised that so many of my best ofs I discovered here.

Thank you for what you do. Thank you for your calm and learned sensibility and, most of all, for bringing to our attention such fabulous books!

Merry Christmas!


Loretta, you have made my day! Thankyou so much for your kind and thoughtful words, and a Happy Christmas to you!


Thanks for both lists which have books I've purchased with "Cornflower recommends" in mind ... The Old Ways, End of Your Life Bookclub, Alys Always, the Colour of Milk ... and more on one of my own lists of book suggestions. It is always interesting to see what my favorite readers come up with!! And I concur with Mrs Pom!!

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