Classics Club Spin # 30

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It’s Classics Club spin time again, I nearly missed it as I have just got home from a week away on the Orkney Isles where we were supposed to have the internet in our rented holiday cottage but it was soooo slow as to be unusable. Anyway, a week away from the internet now and again is no bad thing really.

1. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott
2. Saplings by Noel Streatfeild
3. Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier
4. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
5. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The MacDermotts of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
7. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope
8. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
9. The Harsh Voice by Rebecca West
10. Good Daughters by Mary Hocking
11. We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea by Arthur Ransome
12. Beyond the Black Stump by Nevil Shute
13. Anne of Geierstein by Sir Walter Scott
14. Annals of the Parish by John Galt
15. The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
16. The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
17. The Trumpet Major by Thomas Hardy
18. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
19. Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff
20. A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain by Daniel Defoe

Are you taking part in the spin this time around?

8 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin # 30

  1. Ha, I’m reading The Painted Veil right now and next up is Guy Mannering, so I’m going to take that as an omen and hope you get one of them! 😉 Whatever you get, I hope it turns put to be a good one – good luck!

    • FictionFan,
      Well, I’ll be reading The Master of Ballantrae for the spin, I think someone recommended it to me, it might have been you!

  2. Hi Katrina,
    I put up my list of 20 for the CC Spin just over a half hour ago and had both W. Somerset Maugham titles on an old list, so mooshed them over onto this list for this weekend. So we both have those two listed. I picked each one up at a library sale years ago but have never read them.
    I love your list. I’m fascinated by the title of the Nevil Shute book. I’ve got to read more of his books, but I find myself reading On the Beach over and over again. Did you read Pastoral? I don’t know Hungry Hill either.
    I kind of can’t wait to see what number turns up.
    And Mary Hocking! I have never read her, but I do have one of her novels in the house, one set in the darkest of Decembers. Have you read her before?
    Hope things are settling down for you now that you’re back home. Food and laundry are always the first things for me.
    Good luck with the Spin!

    • Judith,
      I’m so glad that you’re joining in. I have read Pastoral and enjoyed it. I’ve tried to read Hungry Hill a few times and given up on it! If I’ve read anything by Mary Hocking in the past it must have been in the year dot. We really enjoyed Orkney but are glad to be home and sleeping in our own bed.

  3. I am not familiar with a lot of these books, although possibly do know the authors. I would be interested in your review of whatever book you get. I haven’t read Thomas Hardy since I was very young, I should have put at least one of his books on my classics list.

  4. I hope you had a good holiday! I loved The Master of Ballantrae and The Painted Veil. I also have The Trumpet Major and Sword at Sunset on my spin list, but at different numbers.

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