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Loved I Capture The Castle and The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, what next?

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ChristineBaskets Thu 22-Aug-19 10:22:36

I have recently read these two and want to read something similarly cosy and lovely with period details. Suggestions welcome please! smile

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pippistrelle Thu 22-Aug-19 13:58:58

What about the Cazalets? My mind makes a sort of link with I Capture the Castle, although I haven't read the other you name. The good thing about the Cazalets is that if you get on with them, there's a whole series!

www.goodreads.com/series/73774-cazalet-chronicles

ChristineBaskets Fri 23-Aug-19 10:16:13

Thank you pippistrelle I actually had the Cazalet books in my Amazon wish list after seeing them recommended on here but had forgotten about them! I've just bought the first one, I think they will be perfect smile

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Stoic123 Sat 24-Aug-19 16:39:57

Loved both of those. Have you read Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons? An old one but brilliant. .

Daffodil2018 Sat 24-Aug-19 17:40:42

I love all of these. You could also try The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford.

TonTonMacoute Sat 24-Aug-19 19:25:22

Have a look at Margaret Kennedy, also perhaps LP Hartley.

panticus Mon 26-Aug-19 12:17:53

I second Cold Comfort Farm.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day would be worth a look too.

Cohle Mon 26-Aug-19 17:56:09

The Pursuit of Love is great recommendation.

ChristineBaskets Tue 27-Aug-19 10:16:21

Thank you all so much I love the sound of all of these! smile

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AliceLutherNeeMorgan Wed 28-Aug-19 22:31:35

Definitely the Cazalets and Nancy Mitford; you might also enjoy Excellent Women by Barbara Pym, and some Evelyn Waugh, such as Bridehead Revisited, or maybe Vile Bodies (not quite so cosy but lots of parallels and really satirical)

Daffodil2018 Thu 29-Aug-19 16:21:41

Oh, and Mapp and Lucia! By EF Benson.

elkiedee Thu 29-Aug-19 23:07:52

Stella Gibbons, Nightingale Wood, reprinted as a Virago Modern Classic a few years ago (and possibly the better known Cold Comfort Farm too).

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