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I need a good book set in Derbyshire and/or a good meaty saga!

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AtYourCervix Mon 01-Sep-14 08:32:09

Loved The Cazalets and the century trilogy (waiting for number 3).

And I'm off to Derbyshire in a few weeks.

Any suggestions please.

LeBearPolar Mon 01-Sep-14 08:43:33

Ooh - I just googled and Georgette Heyer's The Toll-Gate is set there. I love that one.

Of course, P&P is partly set there.

AtYourCervix Mon 01-Sep-14 08:58:31

P&P on my list. Will look at toll gate. Thanks

highlandcoo Mon 01-Sep-14 09:31:51

I don't know whether you like crime novels?

Stephen Booth's Cooper and Fry series set in the Peak District are a good read.

Booth worked as a journalist in the area and hung out with local police officers. He knows the area extremely well and this comes across in his writing. Some of the books taught me stuff I didn't know about the history of the Peak District ( we go walking there a lot) eg the huge numbers of planes from WWII which crashed there, and whose sites can still be seen. Interesting development of the relationship between the two main characters too as the series progresses.

AtYourCervix Mon 01-Sep-14 11:08:48

Sounds promising. Will take a look. Thanks

efeslight Mon 01-Sep-14 12:52:49

I also recommend Stephen Booth, if you like crime. Really enjoy his books.

tripfiction Mon 01-Sep-14 19:57:20

You could try:

The Shadow Year by Hannah Richell One of the faves of last year.

The Reaper by Steven Dunne

Years of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks

Yes to P&P. Came on to say, 'Year of Wonder' but have been beaten to it.

mrsmaturin Mon 01-Sep-14 20:10:20

Set in Devon not Derbyshire but have you read RF Delderfield's Horseman Riding By trilogy? Bloody fantastic read!

hagarthorne Mon 01-Sep-14 20:35:13

A Traveller in Time- Alison Uttley

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

AtYourCervix Mon 01-Sep-14 21:37:33

Lovely suggestions. Year of wonders looks goo. Also the Booth ones.

I loved traveler in time when i was little. Read it about a million times. Time for a revisit.

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