The #1947Club

Hello (again!), lovely bookworms,

The 1947 Club is hosted by Karen and Simon, and will take place from 10-16 October. The idea is to have people reading books first published in 1947. They plan to make various clubs, where we all enjoy books from a particular year.

“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 the1938 Club.” Here


Here are some of my possible reads:

  • Persephone Books:
    • Tell It to a Stranger, by Elizabeth Berridge
    • Hetty Dorval, by Ethel Wilson
    • The Blank Wall, by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding ✓
  • Virago Modern Classics:
    • A View of the Harbour, by Elizabeth Taylor
    • One Fine Day, by Mollie Panter-Downes
    • Chatterton Square, by E.H. Young
    • The Bull Calves, by Naomi Mitchison
    • Return to Night, by Mary Renault
  • NYRB Classics:
    • Manservant and Maidservant, by Ivy Compton-Burnett
  • Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947:
    • André Gide

That’s all for now, I guess. Which books do you recommend? What are your reading projects? Tell me about them.

Yours truly,


Louis Le Brocquy. Girl in Grey, 1939.
Louis Le Brocquy. Girl in Grey, 1939.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. I have A View of the Harbor, but I doubt I will be able to read it in time for the 1947 Club. I am, however, about to finish In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes, and I can’t wait to review it next week. I also can’t wait to read everyone else’s “1947” reviews. I’m curious to see which book you decide to read.

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    1. I may choose one of the Persephones! And I am curious about Dorothy Hughes, I’ve never read anything by her…


  2. heavenali says:

    I have a book group book to finish first then I have three lovely books to choose from . One Fine Day, In a Lonely Place and The Loved One.

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    1. All of them sound like very promising books! I am particularly curious about In a Lonely Place 🙂


  3. What a lovely list of reading possibilities. I have read and can recommend all three Persephones, and I have The Bull Calves and One Fine Day on my own TBR for 1947.

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    1. Thank you, Jane! I have heard that One Fine Day is lovely. I may pick one of the Persephones 🙂


  4. JacquiWine says:

    That’s a nice selection of possible choices, a couple of which are on my own shelves at home – One Fine Day and A View of the Harbour. Picking up on some of the comments above, I reviewed In a Lonely Place a few weeks ago as it was a book group read at the time. It turned out to be a real hit with everyone, a relatively rare example of unanimous approval from the group!

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui! I’ve read your review, and that’s what got me curious about the book. I may pick one of the Persephones to read 🙂


  5. Liz Dexter says:

    A View of the Harbour, THe Blank Wall and One Fine Day are excellent. Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton is another good one. I managed to find Chatterton Square to read; I’m only going for one as I know my limits … Happy reading!

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    1. I am only reading one, too. I should read some Patrick Hamilton some day, when I can get my hands on one. Thank you, Liz! Happy reading to you, too 😊

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  6. Simon T says:

    I meant to get to the Elizabeth Berridge, but somehow it didn’t happen…


    1. juliana says:

      Me neither, but I will try it another time 🙂


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