Books You’ll Love (That Are Older Than  You Are)



I Capture the Castle

by Dodie Smith

Read if you’re dreaming of the countryside “Set in a decaying castle in the English countryside, this sumptuous novel by the author of The 101 Dalmatians is simple escapism.”

A Certain Smile

by Françoise Sagan

Read if you’re feeling trapped “A university student takes an older lover in a story that runs through Parisian apartments and streets to the sunny beaches of Cannes.”

Goodbye to Berlin

by Geraldine Brooks

Read if you’re looking for adventure “A febrile moment in history when Berlin was alive with jazz clubs, cabaret and art.”

Careful He Might Hear You

by Sumner Locke Elliott

Read if you’re in the mood for melodrama “The story of PS, an orphan growing up in Sydney’s suburbs, whose world is turned upside-down when a custody battle arises between his two aunts.”

Cold Comfort Farm

by Stella Gibbons 

Read if you’re feeling glum “Flora is a 1930s Emma Woodhouse, or Elle Woods, who, after the death of her parents, embarks on a well-intentioned quest to ‘fix’ her gloomy family.”


by Nella Larsen

Read if you loved The Vanishing Half “Explores the consequences of trying to outrun racial discrimination, in this case tragically.”

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