Review Index

A list of the reviews I’ve written for Gudrun’s Tights. They are in order alphabetically by title.


The Able McLaughlins – Margaret Wilson

Affinity – Sarah Waters

The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

The American Heiress – Daisy Goodwin

Anderby Wold – Winifred Holtby

At Mrs. Lippincote’s – Elizabeth Taylor


The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

The Blank Wall – Elizabeth Sanxay Holding

Blood Harvest – S.J. Bolton

The Blush – Elizabeth Taylor

Bonjour Tristesse – Francoise Sagan

A Book of Secrets – Michael Holroyd

A Brief History of Montmaray – Michelle Cooper

Bring Up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel

Britannia Mews – Margery Sharp


Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart – Claire Harman

Chief Yellowhorse Lives On! – Lisa Schnebly Heidinger

The Child Garden  – Catriona McPherson

Cluny Brown – Margery Sharp

Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

The Complaints – Ian Rankin

The Crossing Places – Elly Griffiths


The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey

The Dead Path – Stephen M. Irwin

Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather


The Easter Parade – Richard Yates

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

Elizabeth and Her German Garden – Elizabeth Von Arnim

Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Enough About Love – Herve Le Tellier

Euphoria – Lily King

Every Day – David Levithan

Excellent Women – Barbara Pym


Faith – Jennifer Haigh

Family Life – Akhil Sharma

A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

Fin & Lady – Cathleen Schine

Frances & Bernard – Carlene Bauer

The Frozen Deep – Wilkie Collins


Gigi – Colette

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

The Girls – Emma Cline

A Glass of Blessings – Barbara Pym

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories – Flannery O’Connor

The Grand Sophy – Georgette Heyer

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Greenbanks – Dorothy Whipple


A Heart of Stone – Renate Dorrestein

Heaven is Here – Stephanie Nielson

High Rising – Angela Thirkell

A Holiday for Murder – Agatha Christie

How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran

Howards End – E.M. Forster


I Remember You – Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Ice Cold – Tess Gerritsen

The Innocents – Francesca Segal

The Ivy Tree – Mary Stewart


Jane and Prudence – Barbara Pym

Just Kids – Patti Smith



Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

Less Than Angels – Barbara Pym

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe – Andrew O’Hagan

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

A Lost Lady – Willa Cather

Loving – Henry Green


Madam, Will You Talk? – Mary Stewart

The Making of a Marchioness – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Manhattan, When I Was Young by Mary Cantwell

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

Memento Mori – Muriel Spark

Miss Pym Disposes – Josephine Tey

Missing, Presumed – Susie Steiner

The Moonspinners – Mary Stewart

The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

The Mountain Lion – Jean Stafford

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

Mrs. Miniver – Jan Struther

Mrs. Tim of the Regiment – D.E. Stevenson

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

The Music Lesson – Katharine Weber

My Brother Michael – Mary Stewart

My History – Antonia Fraser

My Life in France – Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme


Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Night Film – Marish Pessl

A Note in Music – Rosamond Lehmann


The Odd Women – George Gissing

Old Filth – Jane Gardam

Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout

One Fine Day – Mollie Panter-Downes

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin


Parallel Lives – Phyllis Rose

The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters

Possession – A.S. Byatt

The Priory – Dorothy Whipple


Quartet in Autumn – Barbara Pym


Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker – Janet Groth

Rose Under Fire – Elizabeth Wein

Rules of Civility – Amor Towles


The Sea of Grass – Conrad Richter

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

The Shooting Party – Isabel Colegate

Silver Sparrow – Tayari Jones

The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey

Snowdrops – A.D. Miller

The Solitary House – Lynn Shepherd

The Solitary Summer – Elizabeth Von Armin

Some Tame Gazelle – Barbara Pym

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

Songs of Willow Frost – Jamie Ford

Standing in Another Man’s Grave – Ian Rankin

State of Wonder – Ann Patchett

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher – Kate Summerscale

Sweet Tooth – Ian McEwan


They Were Sisters – Dorothy Whipple

This Beautiful Life – Helen Schulman

Thornyhold – Mary Stewart

The Three Weissmanns of Westport – Cathleen Schine

Thunder on the Right – Mary Stewart

The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins

Touch Not the Cat – Mary Stewart

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie – Ayana Mathis


An Unsuitable Attachment – Barbara Pym


The Village – Marghanita Laski


The Warden – Anthony Trollope

We Were Liars – E. Lockhart

West of the Moon – Margi Preus

When She Woke – Hillary Jordan

Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple

Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys

Wildfire at Midnight – Mary Stewart

The Witch of Ravensworth – George Brewer

Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

The Woman Upstairs – Claire Messud




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