1944 Club

This is the page where I’ll collect together links to everyone’s posts on the books we read and enjoy as part of the 1944 club! Do leave links in comments so that I can add you in – looking forward to hearing what people discover and share as part of our joint exploration of the year of 1944! 🙂

Transit by Anna Seghers


Lizzy’s Literary Life

They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple


Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer


Desperate Reader

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

Book Jotter

The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin

The Literary Sisters

Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte

Winstonsdad’s Blog

The Shrimp and the Anemone by L.P. Hartley

Harriet Devine’s Blog

Stuck in a Book

Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie

All the Vintage Ladies

Fair Stood the Wind for France by H.E. Bates

Annabel’s House of Books

Bag Full of Books

The Clock Strikes Twelve by Patricia Wentworth

All the Vintage Ladies

The Portable Dorothy Parker

Lizzy’s Literary Life

A variety from the archives from HeavenAli! 🙂


And a selection from the archives of The Captive Reader!

The Captive Reader

Company in the Evening by Ursula Orange

Stuck in a Book

The Dwarf by Pär Lagerkvist

Winstonsdad’s Blog

Earth and High Heaven by Gwethalyn Graham

She Reads Novels

Buried in Print

The Ballad and the Source by Rosamond Lehmann

Madame Bib Lophile Recommends

The Friendly Young Ladies by Mary Renault

Madame Bib Lophile Recommends

Pastoral by Neville Shute

Leaves and Pages

A House in the Country by Jocelyn Playfair

Hopewell’s Public Library of Life

Young Bess by Margaret Irwin

She Reads Novels

Not Quite Dead Enough by Rex Stout


A Bell for Adano by John Hersey


Signe Pipcus by Simenon

Brona’s Books

Guignol’s Band by Celine

Intermittencies of the Mind

Agostino by Albert Moravio

1streading’s Blog

Gay from China at the Chalet School

Gilt and Dust

V-Letter and other Poems by Karl Shapiro


Inspector Cadaver by Simenon

Winstonsdad’s Blog

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. armchairreviewer
    Oct 15, 2018 @ 15:15:47

    Not got any 1944 books in my TBR pile at the moment unfortunately (this is why I need a bigger TBR pile lol). But here are a few links to books I have read from that year in the past:
    Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr https://crossexaminingcrime.wordpress.com/2018/08/30/till-death-do-us-part-1944-by-john-dickson-carr/

    Home Sweet Homicide by Craig Rice

    Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

    The Key by Patricia Wentworth

    The Case of the Platinum Blonde by Christopher Bush

    Blood Upon the Snow by Hilda Lawrence

    The Weight of the Evidence by Michael Innes

    Sailor Take Warning by Kelley Roos

    The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin

    A Voice Like Velvet by Donald Henderson


  2. hopewellslibraryoflife
    Oct 18, 2018 @ 16:50:09


  3. Anne Hercock
    Oct 20, 2018 @ 19:29:05

    The Shrimp and the Anemone was my choice, partly because it was on my ACOB list. Read the Go Between and I suppose there is something of the same innocence in Shrimp. Loved the exploration of Eustace’s character and experiences. The writing is mostly understated, subtle and concise. No need for a 500 page tome here! I liked the imagery of the three legged race and the last words of the novel being given to Minney. Thanks for organising the Club and I hope I’ve posted this in the right place.


    • kaggsysbookishramblings
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 19:34:12

      You have indeed, and thanks so much for taking part! This book seems to be getting a lot of love!


  4. Anne Hercock
    Oct 20, 2018 @ 20:01:45

    Thanks! On second thoughts my link might better be my Twitter handle @anneonthe shelf


  5. Harriet Devine
    Oct 31, 2018 @ 09:20:05

    Far too late but here’s a link to what I meant to include at the right date:


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