The #1947Club is here!

Welcome to The 1947 Club! It’s here at long last!

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I’ll use this page to collect the reviews across the blogosphere – I’ll try to track them down, but do leave links (or, indeed, reviews) in the comment section :)

Just in case this all means nothing to you – Karen and I are hosting a week where we ask everybody to read and review books published in 1947, to get an overview of the year’s publishing. Everything is welcome – novels, stories, plays, non-fiction, whatever – published anywhere in the world, in any language.

(I’ll hunt for new reviews, but will also have a section for older reviews if you send ’em to me :))

Hurrah!

Reviews this week

Nelson Algren – The Neon Wilderness
Intermittencies of the Mind

Elizabeth Cadell – Last Straw for Harriet
Triciareads55 at LibraryThing

Italo Calvino – The Path to the Spiders’ Nests
Somewhere Boy

Albert Camus – The Plague
AnnaBookBel
Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
Madame Bibliophile Recommends

Agatha Christie – The Labours of Hercules
Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
Ravenscroftcloud
She Reads Novels

G.D.H. Cole – The Intelligent Man’s Guide to the Post War World
Briefer Than Literal Statement

Barbara Comyns – Sisters by a River
Books and Chocolate

Lettice Cooper – Black Bethlehem
Stuck in a Book

Osamu Dazai – The Setting Sun
Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings

Hans Fallada – Nightmare in Berlin
1st Reading

Anthony Gilbert – Death in the Wrong Room
A Hot Cup of Pleasure

Michael Gilbert – Close Quarters
I Prefer Reading

Rumer Godden – A Dolls’ House
Corvus Cornix

Pamela Hansford Johnson – An Avenue of Stone
Mirabile dictu

Dorothy B. Hughes – In a Lonely Place
HeavenAli
Madame Bibliophile Recommends
My Book Strings

Philip Larkin – A Girl in Winter
JacquiWine’s Journal
Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
Somewhere Boy

Norah Lofts – Silver Nutmeg
Leaves and Pages

Thomas Mann – Doctor Faustus
Somewhere Boy

Vladimir Navokov – Bend Sinister
Shoshi’s Book Blog

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding – The Blank Wall
Stuck in a Book
The Blank Garden

Georges Simenon – Maigret stories
Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings

D.E. Stevenson – Mrs Tim Gets a Job
The Captive Reader

Rex Stout – The Silent Speaker
Past Offences

Alice Tilton – The Iron Clew
What Me Read

Sylvia Townsend Warner – The Museum of Cheats
Stuck in a Book

Lionel Trilling – The Middle of the Journey
Corvus Cornix

Henry Wade – New Graves at Great Norne
Briefer than Literal Statement

T.H. White – Mistress Masham’s Repose
Kate Macdonald

Tennesse Williams – A Streetcar Named Desire
ExUrbanis

Ethel Wilson – Hetty Dorval
The Captive Reader

E.H. Young – Chatterton Square
Stuck in a Book

(And honourable mention to Hard Book Habit for The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh, which turned out not to be from 1947!)

 

Older reviews

Dane Chandos – Abbie
Stuck in a Book

Joan Coggins – Dancing With Death
Crossexamining Crime

Manning Coles – Let The Tiger Die
Crossexamining Crime

Ivy Compton-Burnett – Manservant and Maidservant
Stuck in a Book

Barbara Comyns – Sisters By A River
Stuck in a Book
What Me Read

R.A. Dick – The Ghost and Mrs Muir
Stuck in a Book

A.A. Fair – Fools Die on Friday
Triciaread55 at LibraryThing

Hans Fallada – Alone in Berlin
ANZ LitLovers
Lizzy’s Literary Life
She Reads Novels

Hans Fallada – Nightmare in Berlin
ANZ LitLovers

M.F.K. Fisher – Not Now But Now
Leaves and Pages

Patrick Hamilton – The Slaves of Solitude
Adventures in Reading, Writing, and Working from Home
Books and Chocolate
Harriet Devine
JacquiWine’s Journal
Lizzy’s Literary Life
Stuck in a Book

Laura Z Hobson – Gentleman’s Agreement
Leaves and Pages

Dorothy B. Hughes – In a Lonely Place
Desperate Reader
JacquiWine’s Journal
What Me Read

Yasunari Kawabata – Snow Country
Lizzy’s Literary Life
What Me Read

Weldon Kees – The Fall of the Magicians
Slouching Towards Senescence

Edna Lee – The Web of Days
Leaves and Pages

Elizabeth P. MacDonald – Undercover Girl
Triciareads55 at LibraryThing

Helen MacInnes – Friends and Lovers
Leaves and Pages

Compton Mackenzie – Whisky Galore
Desperate Reader

Julian Maclaren-Ross – Of Love and Hunger
JacquiWine’s Journal
Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
Stuck in a Book

Arthur Miller – All My Sons
Stuck in a Book

Robert Nathan – Mr Whittle and the Morning Star
Stuck in a Book

Irene Nemirovsky – All Our Worldly Goods
ANZ LitLovers

Mollie Panter-Downes – One Fine Day
The Captive Reader
Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
Stuck in a Book
What Me Read

E.R. Punshon – Helen Passes By
Crossexamining Crime

Raymond Queneau – Exercises in Style
Always Doing
Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
Stuck in a Book

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding – The Blank Wall
Adventures in Reading, Writing, and Working from Home
Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
Leaves and Pages
She Reads Novels

Samuel Shellabarger – Prince of Foxes
She Reads Novels

John Steinbeck – The Pearl
Stuck in a Book

D.E. Stevenson – Kate Hardy
The Captive Reader

Elizabeth Taylor – A View of the Harbour
Adventures in Reading, Writing, and Working from Home
The Bookbinder’s Daughter
Stuck in a Book
What Me Read

Angela Thirkell – Private Enterprise
The Captive Reader

Alice Tilton – The Iron Clew
Crossexamining Crime

T.H. White – Mistress Masham’s Repose
Desperate Reader

Ethel Wilson – Hetty Dorval
Stuck in a Book

Ethel Wilson – The Innocent Traveller
Leaves and Pages

P.G. Wodehouse – Full Moon
I Prefer Reading

P.G. Wodehouse – Joy in the Morning
365 Days of Siri

E.H. Young – Chatterton Square
Books and Cooks
Harriet Devine

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