Themes & Memes & Lists


Guardian Books Blog Entries


Best Crime Books of 2014

Second Birthday Highlights Jan 2014

Best Books of 2013


Best Detective Fiction of 2013


Best of the Blog 2012

One Year Blog Anniversary, Jan 2013

Best Crime Fiction Entries of 2012


Tuesday Night Club - Tuesday Night Bloggers



The Big Houses of Ireland in Literature


Ian Fleming's James Bond Books - Roundup Post: James Bond in Love


Michael Lewis and the Birth of Online Commenting

Verdict of Us All: Best Christmas Mysteries

Thanksgiving

News Roundup on the blog



History and Mystery: Inaccuracies in Crime Books

History and Mystery: 1950s books, old and new


Guardian: Halloween: Seances and Fortune Tellers (click through for Guardian books section)


Author Interview: Christine Poulson


Children in Crime: The Curious Case of the Missing Children

   -- re-blogged here

Crime in Costume: Masks and Masquerade/Fancy Dress Parties

Crime in Costume: Harlequins and Columbines

Crime in Costume: Holmes Fancy Dress Party


Verdict of Us All:  A Book to Get Rid Of

Verdict of Us All:  Just one More Book...

Verdict of Us All: Who Wrote only one good Book?


Edwards, Martin The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books


Christie Firsts: Best Introductory Books

Joint list with Christine Poulson: Books set in Universities


Cross-Blog Reviewing: Duranti, Francesca Happy Ending


Independent Booksellers' Week 2016: The Questions


Oxford vs Cambridge in Crime Mysteries (Tuesday Night)


Post on holidays  and trips in Agatha Christie books (Tuesday Night Meme)

Guesting over at Prashant's Three C's blog


Toxic Marriages in Crime Fiction


Lane, Carla  TV Writer and Landlady


Crime stories set in schools (Tuesday Night Academia meme)

Guest Blog: Hunting for Heroines on  Sara O'Leary's  This is Sadie


Crime and Travel: The Right Clothes (Tuesday Night Travel meme)


 Fashion and Fiction at the V&A  - Dunant, Sarah 


Cross-Blog Reviewing with Christine Poulson: 
  Tony & Susan by Austin Wright


World Book Day: Literacy, learning to read, and dolls



Leap Year Special: Women Making Their Moves (click through for Guardian books section

List for National Library Day


Blog Fourth Anniversary Post 


Best Crime Books of 2015

Best Non-Crime Books of 2015


Cross-Blog Reviewing with Christine Poulson: The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins


2015: A Reading Acrostic - the books, the year, the names, the letters


Xmas 2015: A collection of seasonal pictures for books blogposts




Agatha Christie  A List of Highs and Lows (Tuesday night 1)

Christie, Agatha A List of Christie Tropes (Tuesday night 3)

Christie, Agatha Clothes in Christie (Tuesday night 4)




Queen, Ellery Cop Out (Tuesday Night 1)


Queen,  Ellery Lamp of God and The Scarlet 

Letters (Tuesday Night 2) 


Queen, Ellery New Adventures of Ellery Queen (Tuesday Night 3) 

Queen, Ellery  The Last Woman in His Life (Tuesday Night 4) 

Marsh, Ngaio  Artists in Crime (Tuesday Night Club 1)



Book Titles from Hamlet (click through for Guardian books section)

     + Theories on Hamlet

Blog Tour for Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman


Thursday Lists: click here to see them all



            More About the Mitfords


             Books with Theatrical Settings


      Jane Duncan: Overview and List


           News and Follow-Ups on the Blog

         The Best Crime Fiction Endings
       

          Books set in Cathedrals and Churches


          Books about the WW2 Homefront

      
      Hanging Out the Washing

+ see also this entry on hanging out the washing 

         
       

           April Fools: Imaginary Books and Literary Hoaxes


            Young Women Called Linnet, and One Old One
       

            Wolves in Books and Book Titles


            Top 10 Moments from Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies

      Books set in Schools


      Books about the Tudors 


           Three Year Blog Anniversary Jan 2015


           Emptying the bookcase: a project


          Best books of 2014


          Best Crime Books of 2014


          Christmas Books: Reader Recommendations

          Christmas Books

          Best Older Women Detectives

          Books that make me laugh

          Young Women Detectives

          Older Women Winning Through: Books like Miss Pettigrew
Scarey Stories for Halloween
The Best Book-to-TV adaptations
The Best Book-to-Movie Adaptations
The Mitford Sisters               


Poison Pen Books  


Books like I Capture the Castle  


Best books, Best Crime Books




The story of Harem Trousers


Seen From a Train Window (click through for Guardian books pages


Misleading Book Titles (click through for Guardian books pages)


Baddies in Literature: Sylvia Tietjens in Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford (click through for Guardian books pages)


Twelfth Night in Literature (click through for Guardian books blog

Families in Literature: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh  (click through for Guardian books blog)


Women Fashion Power: Exhibition at the Design Museum

Bringing Up The Bodies: Coffin Opening in Literature  (click through for Guardian books blog)

        
Stockings & Nylons in Literature (click through for Guardian books blog)


Poison Pen Week on the Blog: click here to find entries, and here to see an overview post.


Inspiring Blog Award

Agatha Christie: List of Top Five Favourite Books + Follow Up Post


May Bank Holiday - Garden Hats in Wilkie Collins

The Black Cap and the Death Penalty

PĂ„skekrim – Norway’s crime weekend

First Name Challenge

Sue Townsend and Adrian Mole

Smog Special: Air Pollution is Nothing New


April Fools Day - 2012, 2013, 2014


Mother's Day - 2012, 2013, 2014


How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis


Covers of books - what were they thinking of?

Detective Stories

Dress Down Sunday - best Sunday undies

Tartan

Children's Books

Clothes Panics

Weddings & wedding dresses

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2013  - 700th entry

Books of 1952

Midsummer

Booker shortlist of 1969 (& the book that should have won)

Literary Sex Scenes (for Guardian books blog)

Women in Trousers (for Guardian books blog)

The Opposite of Anachronism (for Guardian books blog)


Women Sharing Flats (for Guardian books blog)


Food and Recipes in books (for Guardian books blog)


Undressed for Success - Lingerie in Literature (for Guardian books blog)


Comfort Reads - Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford (for Guardian books blog)


Diaries in Literature (for Guardian books blog)


How TV might change Literature (for Guardian books blog)


Nuns in Books (for Guardian books blog)


Literary Pet Peeves (for Guardian books blog)


Sad scenes in literature (click through for Guardian books blog)


Bad Mothers in Fiction (click through for Guardian books blog)

Shoes in literature (click through for Guardian books blog)


Conscientious Objectors (click through for Guardian books blog)


Wedding dresses in books (click through for Guardian books blog)


OxCrimes Anthology 2014 Part 1  Part 2

Complaints about characters' names (click through for Guardian books blog)

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