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This page is for the latest of our club reads, books from the year 1956. 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! 😀

Little Old Mrs. Pepperpot by Alf Prøysen

Finding Time to Write

I read that in a book

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

Finding Time to Write

Bookword

Market Garden Reader

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

Hopewell’s Library of Life

Booker Talk

Tea at Four O’Clock by Janet McNeill

Stuck in a Book

746Books

The Children Who Stayed Alone by Bonnie Bess Worline

The Captive Reader

The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay

Bookword

A Devil in Paradise by Henry Miller

Intermittencies of the Mind

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Staircase Wit

Talk of the Devil by Frank Baker

Stuck in a Book

A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan

746Books

Ink Stains on a Reader’s Blog

Spam Tomorrow by Verily Anderson

The Captive Reader

Stuck in a Book

Thieves and Rascals by Mavis Gallant

JacquiWine’s Journal

The Sybil by Par Lagerkvist

1streading’s Blog

The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

Adventures in reading, running and working from home

Annabookbel

Bookish Beck

The Book Trunk

Ten Million Hardbacks

The Wings of the Night by Thomas H. Raddall

Consumed by Ink

Night by Elie Wiesel

Bookish Beck

1streading’s Blog

Zama by Antonio de Benedetto

1streading’s Blog

The Key by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

Winstonsdad’s Blog

Voyage into Violence by Frances and Richard Lockridge

Bitter Tea and Mystery

Beyond the Gates by Dorothy Evelyn Smith

Stuck in a Book

The Last Resort by Pamela Hansford Johnson

HeavenAli

The Brazen Head by John Cowper Powys

Intermittencies of the Mind

The Chase by Alejo Carpentier

1streading’s Blog

Every Eye by Isobel English

She Reads Novels

Books and Chocolate

Italian Folk Tales by Italo Calvino

Gallimaufry Book Studio

The Man Who Japed by Philip K. Dick

Pining for the West

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Book Around the Corner

Madame Bibi Lophile Recommends

Five A. M., by Jean Dutourd

Neglected Books

A Legacy by Sybille Bedford

Alexander Pamment (via Goodreads)

A Dangerous Game by Friedrich Durrenmatt

1streading’s Blog

Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer

The Captive Reader

Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud

Desperate Reader

Cop Hater by Ed McBain

Typings

Minority Report by Philip K. Dick

Annabookbel

Captain of Dragoons by Ronald Welch

I read that in a book

Rasmus and the Vagabond by Astrid Lindgren

I read that in a book

Miss Hogg and the Bronte Murders – Austin Lee

Desperate Reader

Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono

Winstonsdad’s Blog

Thin Ice by Compton Mackenzie

Stuck in a Book

The Roots of Heaven by Romain Gary

Finding Time to Write

A Haunted Land by Randolph Stow

ANZ Litlovers LitBlog

We Made a Garden by Margery Fish

The Captive Reader

The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov

Harriet Devine’s Blog

My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley

Madame Bibi Lophile Recommends

Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

Winstonsdad’s Blog

A Selection of Works by Damon Knight

Sweet Freedom

The Drunken Forest by Gerald Durrell

Market Garden Reader

Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming

Market Garden Reader

The Case of the Reluctant Reader by Earl Stanley Gardner

Market Garden Reader

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Round up post and previous reads:

HeavenAli

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Brona’s Books

A Round up of Some Children’s Books

The Book Trunk

A Round up of some reading ideas

Market Garden Reader

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MarinaSofia
    Oct 05, 2020 @ 14:49:42

    Hi, before I forget, let me link up with today’s review (there may be a long gap until the next one) https://findingtimetowrite.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/1956club-childrens-books/

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  2. hopewellslibraryoflife
    Oct 05, 2020 @ 15:08:30

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  3. Annabel (AnnaBookBel)
    Oct 08, 2020 @ 13:23:15

    Here’s mine. The Lonely Londoners, plus some previous reads from that year.

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  4. Caroline
    Oct 08, 2020 @ 18:27:40

    And here’s another Silver Sword for you for the #1956Club
    https://www.bookword.co.uk/child-refugees-and-the-silver-sword-by-ian-serraillier/

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  5. BookerTalk
    Oct 09, 2020 @ 11:04:13

    Here’s mine: Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie. https://bookertalk.com/dead-mans-folly-by-agatha-christie-1956club/

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  6. neglectedbooks
    Oct 09, 2020 @ 17:31:06

    Here’s one of Jean Dutourd’s Five A. M.
    https://neglectedbooks.com/?p=7229

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  7. Expendable Mudge
    Oct 10, 2020 @ 16:13:10

    I found this wonderful idea via Neglected Books, so I’ll contribute my review of Sprig Muslin:
    https://expendablemudge.blogspot.com/2020/10/sprig-muslin-georgette-heyers-1956.html
    Love this idea!

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    • kaggsysbookishramblings
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 19:09:06

      Thank you, and glad you could take part! I’ll link to your post, and look out for our next club in six months’ time!

      Reply

  8. integratedexpat
    Oct 12, 2020 @ 03:58:10

    At first I thought I wouldn’t find anything, but then I decided to go for a mooch through my bookshelves and found several that other people have covered. But I’ve also found one that isn’t on the list yet, The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge. I’ve never read it before, so I shall come back to review it once I have (promises, promises). For now, I’ve written an overview of the books I have and will add photos later, plus a quick review of Gerald Durrell’s The Drunken Forest is in the pipeline. Here’s the link: https://marketgardenreader.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/1956club-finding-1956-books (my book blog is Market Garden Reader, my much neglected expat blog is Integrated Expat, hence the name).

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    • kaggsysbookishramblings
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 11:03:27

      Thank you – so glad you could join in and especially you found a book which hasn’t featured yet. Will link to your post! 😀

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  9. J. C. Greenway
    Oct 15, 2020 @ 12:22:12

    So sorry I’m late! Technical difficulties… Here’s my review of The Lonely Londoners: https://10mh.net/2020/10/14/lonely-londoners-review-sam-selvon-brings-50s-london-to-life/
    Thank you so much for organising it again, it’s been a great week and have loved seeing what everyone was reading!

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  10. integratedexpat
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 21:20:08

    As ‘better late than never’ seems to be my motto, I have finally posted a blog post about Gerald Durrell’s The Drunken Forest: https://marketgardenreader.wordpress.com/2020/10/27/1956club-the-drunken-forest-by-gerald-durrell. I’m going to save The Rosemary Tree for December, but I took the plunge and forced myself to read an Erle Stanley Gardner (much to my husband’s amusement), so that one should be showing up soon, too, with my feelings on the subject, positive or negative.

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  11. integratedexpat
    Nov 21, 2020 @ 00:02:30

    A very late addition: my review of Ian Serraillier’s The Silver Sword: https://marketgardenreader.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/1956club-the-silver-sword-by-ian-serraillier. I also discovered something else when I was looking for options for Novellas in November, so I’ll link again later still.

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  12. integratedexpat
    Nov 21, 2020 @ 20:15:49

    This wasn’t the one I meant, but – I’m back with two more books I read for the 1956 Club: https://marketgardenreader.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/bonding-over-diamonds-gardner-and-fleming/ (The Case of the Terrified Typist by Erle Stanley Gardner and Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming, neither of which are books I would otherwise have chosen to read.

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