Six of my Favourite Books Related to a Charlotte Mason Education. 📚

*For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay - my first intro duction to Charlotte Mason. Her Original Homeschooling series wasn’t available to me in 1988 and it was more than a decade later that I found a secondhand set with the pink covers. In the meantime I read and re-read this book. Later I … Continue reading Six of my Favourite Books Related to a Charlotte Mason Education. 📚

Landfall by Nevil Shute (1940)

Landfall is another book by Nevil Shute that is not only set during World War II but was written during that time. The immediacy of the conflict and Shute’s background in aviation engineering adds credibility to his books. Although the technical detail he employs in all of his stories sometimes goes over my non-technical head, … Continue reading Landfall by Nevil Shute (1940)

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (2008)

The Forgotten Garden is the third book by the Australian author, Kate Morton, that I’ve read and it has been the best of the three. The other two books were The Lake House (2016) and The Secret Keeper (2012) which I read in that order. I didn’t pay any attention to the date of their … Continue reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (2008)

Anne of Avonlea by Lucy M. Montgomery (1909)

Anne of Avonlea is the second book in the Anne series of books by Lucy Maud Montgomery. In this story Anne is sixteen years old and just beginning her work as the new schoolteacher at Avonlea.Although she has left behind her dizzier escapades and dramas, she is still prone to mishaps, but her reactions are … Continue reading Anne of Avonlea by Lucy M. Montgomery (1909)

A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer (1961)

A Civil Contract is quite different from Heyer’s usual style - at least in the books I’ve read so far. There’s no dashing, arrogant and wealthy hero to be won by a beautiful woman with no fortune. He is, instead, a twenty-six year old man facing a ruinous future. Captain Adam Deveril sells out of … Continue reading A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer (1961)

Katherine by Anya Seton (1954)

Katherine is a fictionalised account of Katherine Swynford (1349-1403) the woman who was John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster's mistress for twenty years. Gaunt was the fourth son of Edward III and the Tudor dynasty descended from their illegitimate children. Katherine and her older sister Philipa, daughters of a knight, in what is now … Continue reading Katherine by Anya Seton (1954)

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1859)

The Woman in White is an exciting and complex story with a memorable cast of heroes, villains, and sundry other interesting characters. Wilkie Collins lived between 1824 and 1889 and his life overlapped those of other well-known Victorian authors whose books I’ve enjoyed reading: Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)Elizabeth Gaskell (1810 - 1865)Charlotte Bronte (1816 … Continue reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1859)

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (1949)

I Capture the Castle was one of the books on my shelf that I'd been reluctant to begin. I’m not sure why because I enjoyed Dodie Smith’s other well-known novel, 101 Dalmatians. Once I'd started this book my hesitancy quickly disappeared as I discovered that it is such a quirky, fun with patches of seriousness, … Continue reading I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (1949)