I thought it was about time I sent a reminder that The 1947 Club is on its way – and it’s time to start preparing!
Together with Karen/Kaggsy, I’m running the week-long event from 10-16 October, where we encourage everybody to read books published in 1947 and share their thoughts about them. Together, we’ll build up an overview of the year’s reading – having already had lovely success with the 1924 Club and the 1938 Club.
I think it’s always best when people explore their own shelves, but the 1947 in literature list on Wikipedia can also help as a starting point. But here are some of my tips (please forgive formatting issues with the reviews that were imported from my old blog)…
A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor
Sisters By A River by Barbara Comyns
Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett
Of Love and Hunger by Julian Maclaren-Ross
Abbie by Dane Chandos
but the best ones I’ve read so far are the phenomenal novels The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton and One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes. If you’re struggling for inspiration, I’d recommend those as a great start!
Do let me know any suggestions you’d particularly like to make, and whether or not you’re hoping to join in with the 1947 Club. Feel free to use the badge, and do spread the word!