A Trio of Five Star Books

As this is a new blog and we’re still getting to know each other, I thought I’d introduce you to a trio of the 5 star books I’ve read this year, so you can see some of the books I’ve really enjoyed reading. Fuller reviews can be found on my Librarything site – there’s a link to your right.

mills schemeThe Scheme for Full Employment by Magnus Mills

This was a satire on crack-pot government job schemes, trade unions and workplace practices and very, very chucklesome indeed.

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jackson castleWe Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

The creepy story of a big house where the Blackwood sisters live on with their old uncle after the rest of their family were poisoned one night … an intense read and superbly crafted chiller of a tale.

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pettigrewMiss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson.

Recently filmed, this is a frothy Cinderella story of a forty year old governess who’s never been kissed and gets swept along in swirl of excitement when she mistakenly gets sent for a maid’s job for a night-club singer. Total brilliant fun, and a huge hit for Persephone Books who resurrect wonderful yet forgotten twentieth century novels.

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Source: Own copies.

To explore further on Amazon UK, please click below:
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Persephone Classics) by Winifred Watson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Modern Classics) by Shirley Jackson
The Scheme for Full Employment: reissued by Magnus Mills

0 thoughts on “A Trio of Five Star Books

  1. I read both the Jackson and the Watson titles last year and enjoyed both a good deal, though I confess neither were 5-star books for me. Miss Pettigrew took me too long to warm up to (though I was converted in the end), and for some reason I was never able to fully connect to the Jackson.

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