Tea or Books? #13: villainous vs virtuous, and One Fine Day vs London War Notes

Tea or Books logoVillains or virtuous folk? No, not describing your hosts Rachel (Book Snob) and me, but enquiring into our favourite types of characters. In the second half, we look at two books by Mollie Panter-Downes: One Fine Day and London War Notes, comparing novel and non-fiction (and ultimately, of course, loving both).

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Here are the books and authors we discuss…

London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins
The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton
Journeying Wave by Richmal Crompton
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Celia by E.H. Young
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Pollyanna by Eleanor H Porter
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Pamela by Samuel Richardson
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Atticus Finch)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Joe Gargery)
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Emma by Jane Austen (Mr Knightley)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Jane Bennet)
Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
To Bed With Grand Music by Marghanita Laski
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Agatha Christie
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
101 Dalmations by Stella Gibbons (Cruella de Vil)
Othello by William Shakespeare
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes
London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes
The Provincial Lady in Wartime by E.M. Delafield
Postscripts by J.B Priestley
The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Thanks for listening!


3 thoughts on “Tea or Books? #13: villainous vs virtuous, and One Fine Day vs London War Notes

  • March 9, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I haven’t read London War Notes, but I think it’s cruel to think of having to choose between MPD books – One Fine Day is wonderful!

  • March 9, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    By coincidence, I just read One Fine Day for the first time this weekend. It’s a lovely book, and I’m looking forward to reading more by Molly Panter-Downes. London War Notes sounds very interesting.

  • October 31, 2016 at 2:09 am

    My favorite of your podcasts – so far. I kept wanting to be part of the conversation, and to add my own book suggestions. Having just discovered your podcast, I have a lot of catching-up to do before adding my own comments. I have, however, been adding many of the books you discuss to my Abebooks cart. You are a delightful contrast to the American political debacle.


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