19th Century Classic – The Refugees by A. Conan Doyle (8/10) Good but some of his other historically based books are better
20th Century Classic – Beau Geste by P.C. Wren (8/10) An unusual mystery in an unusual setting
Classic by a Woman Author – The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey (9/10) I\’ve loved everything I\’ve read by this author
Classic in Translation – Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (9/10) Raw, powerful story
A Children\’s Classic – Linnets & Valerians by Elizabeth Goudge (7/10) Good writing but I had misgivings about some of the content
Classic Crime Story – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (6/10) The awful characters in this story made it hard for me to feel any connection with it. Christie was clever, but I don\’t always like her writing.
Classic Travel or Journey – Sick Heart River by John Buchan (8/10) Buchan is one of my favourite authors. This book is more philosophical than some of his others. It\’s good but I\’ve enjoyed some of his other books more than this one.
Classic by a New-to-You Author – The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge (7/10) Both books by Goudge were good reads. her writing is beautifully reflective.
Classic That Scares You – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (10/10) What more can I say than that Tolstoy was a marvellous writer?
Re-Read a Favourite Classic – Mr. Standfast by John Buchan (10/10) This was the third time I\’ve read this book and I\’ve appreciated it more each time I\’ve read it.