Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Aren't these covers beautiful?

I grew up reading novels that my mom and grandmother grew up reading--Girl of the Limberlost, The Little Colonel series, Gone Away Lake, Lion in the Box, Miracle on Maple Hill, and Daddy-long Legs.

Most of these books have been lost to the average reader which is why I was so excited to see that Bloomsbury is issuing a new series that brings back to the public view "lost" novels of the twentieth century.

Aren't the covers of the just beautiful? I love the bold colors and combined with the black and white illustrations and graphic elements.

I know that I'll be putting these titles on my to read (and to buy) list.

The Brontes Went to Woolworths

A charming novel from the 1930s that revels in young innocence prior to the First World War and celebrates the fantasies of childhood.




Henrietta's War

Told through letters and charmingly illustrated by the author, this novel is a hilarious, wry, but often very moving portrait of life in rural wartime Britain.




Miss HargreavesMiss Hargreaves

An endlessly surprising fairy tale from the 1930s, introducing an unforgettable heroine and a story that shows that anything is possible with a little imagination


Love's ShadowLove's Shadow

The twists and turns of romance, misunderstanding and domestic life in Edwardian London entwine in this pin-sharp comedy by the woman Oscar Wilde called his 'Sphinx'



A Kid For Two Farthings

A Kid for Two Farthings

A magical 1950s tale of hopes and dreams that reveals the spirit of East End’s vibrant immigrant community and the charm of a little imagination


Mrs Tim of the Regiment

Mrs Tim of the Regiment

Ever observant, always witty and more than a little mischievous, the Mrs Tim diaries reveal a timeless tale of a young woman often out of her depth, but, always with an eye for the amusing side of life.



*I took the imagery and book description from the Bloomsbury website

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