Dave Sculthorp

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
All of Jane Austen's books are very funny, but I think this is the funniest of the lot. It is the story of a romantic young girl who is obsessed with reading gothic horror novels, and transfers these to the people with whom she comes into contact, with some hilarious outcomes. The heroine is loveable, intelligent but silly and we all wish her a happy ending.
A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen&hellip by Daniel Defoe
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I love this book. It's one of a very few that I have read several times. It amazes with it's contemporary account of the hideous transformation that the plague wrought on London citizens of all classes, and the way in which the peoiple and the authorities sought to prevent it's spread. These were people just like us, and accounts of the contrasting selfishness and genorousity of individuals and organisations, as well as their theories about the causes of the plague and ways to cure/prevent it are gripping.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
My Story: The Great Plague: A London Girl's Diary,&hellip by Pamela Oldfield
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 29 Dec 2013
This is a great book for around 10 years upwards up. It is fiction, but draws heavily on contemporary accounts, so its depiction of the appalling changes that, ignoring status and wealth, the plague brought to London and its environs is pretty accurate. The writer manages to get inside the mind of the young heroine, she is believable, and easy to identify with. A good read.