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1936 Club

This page is for the latest of our club reads, books from the year 1936. I’ll collect here links to everyone’s posts, and if I miss yours please leave a comment so that I can add it in! Happy reading! 😀

Death in the Back Seat by Dorothy Cameron Disney

A Hot Cup of Pleasure

Together and Apart by Margaret Kennedy

HeavenAli

Întâmplări în irealitatea imediată by Max Blecher (and its various translations)

findingtimetowrite

Little G – E.M. Channon

The Captive Reader

Stuck in a Book

Miss Linsey and Pa by Stella Gibbson

Stuck in a Book

War with the Newts by Karel Čapek

Lizzy’s Literary Life

findingtimetowrite

A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene

Reading Matters

The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer

Desperate Reader

Literary Gitane

Behold, Here’s Poison by Georgette Heyer

Desperate Reader

Squeak2017 via Goodreads

Live Alone and Like It by Marjorie Hillis

The Captive Reader

She Reads Novels

Novel on Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith

Typings

Young men in Spats by P.G. Wodehouse

Lory Widmer Hess via Goodreads

Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon

Stuck in a Book

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

746Books

Words and Peace

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Staircase Wit

Market Garden Reader

Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

Staircase Wit

Book Around the Corner

The Swedish Cavalier by Leo Perutz

Words and Peace

Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie

Scones and Chaises Longues

Hopewell’s Public Library of Life

She Reads Novels

The Enchanted Voyage by Robert Nathan

Stuck in a Book

Parrots (a poem) by Rex Ingamells

Brona’s Books

The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White

HeavenAli

Laughing Gas by P.G. Wodehouse

Stuck in a Book

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

book word

Literary Gitane

The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft

Calmgrove

The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft

Market Garden Reader

Fires by Marguerite Yourcenar

1streading’s Blog

Susannah of the Mounties by Muriel Dennison

Staircase Wit

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Pining for the West

Book Around the Corner

Minty Alley by C.L.R. James

Adventures in reading, running and working from home

Heavenali

Mephisto by Klaus Mann

Lizzy’s Literary Life

The Fortunes of Captain Blood – Rafael Sabatini

Desperate Reader

A City of Bells by Elizabeth Goudge

Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud

Begin Again by Ursula Orange

Stuck in a Book

All That Swagger by Miles Franklin

Brona’s Books

Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot

Bookish Beck

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Bookish Beck

Houses as Friends by Dorothy Pym

Stuck in a Book

No Place Like Home by Beverley Nichols

Stuck in a Book

Miss Buncle Married by D.E. Stevenson

Bag Full of Books

The Passion Years by Arthur Gask

Whispering Gums

Flowers for the Judge by Margery Allingham

Literary Potpourri

It Pays to be Good by Noel Streatfeild

Pining for the West

The Wife Traders: A Tale of the North by Arthur Stringer

The Dusty Bookcase

The General by C.S. Forester

BookerTalk

Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque

a hot cup of pleasure

The Dark Frontier by Eric Ambler

a hot cup of pleasure

The Strange Case of Harriet Hall by Moray Dalton

a hot cup of pleasure

Death of Anton by Alan Melville

a hot cup of pleasure

Murder in Piccadilly by Charles Kingston

a hot cup of pleasure

A Puzzle for Fools by Patrick Quentin

a hot cup of pleasure

The Poisoners by George R. Preedy

a hot cup of pleasure

The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay

a hot cup of pleasure

The Holiday Game by Mihail Sebastian

findingtimetowrite

The Weather in the Streets by Rosamund Lehmann

Madame Bibi Lophile Recommends

The Beauties and the Furies by Christina Stead

Madame Bibi Lophile Recommends

Some bloggers’ previous reads plus posts of interest!

The 36 Most Read Mysteries of 1936 via crossexaminingcrime

Books Please

The Blank Garden

Top Ten Books for the 1936 Club  via Words and Peace

Market Garden Reader

 

 

 

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Hill
    Apr 14, 2021 @ 11:51:39

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  2. neglectedbooks
    Apr 14, 2021 @ 14:03:43

    All Star Cast by Naomi Royde-Smith. Like going to an opening night in 1936!

    All Star Cast, by Naomi Royde-Smith (1936)

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  3. hopewellslibraryoflife
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 15:06:56

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  4. Expendable Mudge
    Apr 16, 2021 @ 15:41:40

    I’ve posted my #1936Club review of Elizabeth Goudge’s A CITY OF BELLS:
    https://tinyurl.com/fjwmy67y

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  5. mrbooks15
    Apr 18, 2021 @ 15:35:35

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  6. integratedexpat
    Apr 19, 2021 @ 02:22:53

    There may be a couple of unique books and/or short stories here in my overview post: https://marketgardenreader.wordpress.com/2021/04/19/1936club-finding-books-published-in-1936
    I’ll update when I add the rest of my reviews.

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  7. rosemarykaye
    Apr 19, 2021 @ 08:38:03

    Hi Karen – I don’t *think* this is in your list, but I also read South Riding by Winifred Holtby (which had been sitting on my shelves for years – I’m so glad this pushed me into reading it as it was brilliant):

    http://sconesandchaiseslongues.blogspot.com/2021/04/for-1936club-south-riding-by-winifred.html?m=1

    Thanks for organising the club again, I enjoy all of it – from looking for the books to reading others’ reviews – so much.

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    • kaggsysbookishramblings
      Apr 19, 2021 @ 11:47:23

      Thanks Rosemary – will check it out later and link. It’s been such a wonderful year to read from and I’ve loved seeing what everyone’s read and written about! 😀

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  8. neeru
    Apr 19, 2021 @ 09:07:34

    The other books (besides Death in the Back Seat) that I read for the event are:

    1. Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque
    https://ahotcupofpleasureagain.wordpress.com/2021/04/18/1936-club-three-comrades-by-erich-maria-remarque/

    2. The Dark Frontier by Eric Ambler
    https://ahotcupofpleasureagain.wordpress.com/2021/04/16/1936-club-the-dark-frontier-by-eric-ambler/

    3/4/5: The Strange Case of Harriet Hall by Moray Dalton
    Death of Anton by Alan Melville
    Murder in Piccadilly by Charles Kingston
    https://ahotcupofpleasureagain.wordpress.com/2021/04/18/the-1936-club-three-mysteries/

    6. A Puzzle for Fools by Patrick Quentin
    https://ahotcupofpleasureagain.wordpress.com/2021/04/14/1936-club-a-puzzle-for-fools-by-patrick-quentin/

    7. The Poisoners by George R. Preedy
    https://ahotcupofpleasureagain.wordpress.com/2021/04/15/the-1936-club-the-poisoners-by-george-r-preedy-marjorie-bowen/

    8. The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay
    https://ahotcupofpleasureagain.wordpress.com/2021/04/13/1936-club-the-santa-klaus-murder-by-mavis-doriel-hay/

    Phew! As you said, it was a splendid year and I wouldn’t have minded a whole month dedicated to it. There were many that got away from me too:(

    Thanks a lot for hosting this event. Have always enjoyed it and admired your hard work. Now off to look for books from 1976.

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    • kaggsysbookishramblings
      Apr 19, 2021 @ 11:45:53

      Wow, that’s an amazing amount of reading and I’ll check all those out and link later – well done! Thank you for taking part and look forward to seeing what you read for 1976!

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  9. Brian Busby
    Apr 19, 2021 @ 12:46:14

    My contribution, review posted just yesterday, is Arthur Stringer’s The Wife Traders (published in the UK as Tooloona). A drama, with a bit of adventure mixed in, it takes place in Ungava. Sadly, recommended only to those with an interest in the ways the Inuit have been depicted in literature.

    http://brianbusby.blogspot.com/2021/04/arthur-stringer-unshackled-then.html

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  10. integratedexpat
    Apr 20, 2021 @ 00:21:39

    A little bit of Lovecraft and a chilled out little bull are today’s 1936 blogs:
    A Shadow Out of Time, a short story/novella by H.P. Lovecraft: https://marketgardenreader.wordpress.com/2021/04/19/1936club-shadow-out-of-time-lovecraft-necronomicon
    The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson (ill.), a picture book:
    https://marketgardenreader.wordpress.com/2021/04/20/1936club-ferdinand-by-munro-leaf-and-robert-lawson

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  11. Expendable Mudge
    Apr 20, 2021 @ 20:23:02

    I’ve got another delighted squeal for your links!
    CARDS ON THE TABLE https://expendablemudge.blogspot.com/2014/08/cards-on-table-delightful-psychological.html

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  12. WordsAndPeace
    May 11, 2021 @ 04:02:22

    Thanks for this great recap. I’m so glad I finally participated! See you in October

    Reply

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