Sarra Manning - Shelf Isolation

We couldn't be happier to be Shelf Isolating with this week's guest - author, journalist and all around book guru Sarra Manning! Sarra is one of our favourite people on the planet as well as a brilliant former guest who has impeccable book taste. We talked to her about foisting favourite books, rigorous rereading, investigating the aristocracy and there are many, many book recommendations.


Daisy Buchanan - Sisterhood

Sarra Manning - Rescue Me

Anne de Courcy - Debs at War

Anne de Courcy - Viceroy’s daughters

Nicolas Coleridge - Glossy Years

PG Wodehouse - Indiscretions of Archie

Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence

Dorothy Whipple - They Were Sisters

Elizabeth Jane Howard - Cazalet Chronicles

EM Delafield - Diary of a Provincial Lady

Susie Steiner - Missing Presumed

Jane Casey - The Burning

Louise Cavendish - Our House

Penny Vincenzi - No Angel

RC Sherriff - Fortnight in September

Angela Thirkell - Before Lunch

Victoria Wood - Chunky

Kiley Reid - Such a Fun Age

Cathy Rentzenbrink - Dear Reader

Sara Davidson - Loose Change

Lisa Taddeo - Three Women

Cathleen Schine - Grammarians

Virginia Andrews - Flowers in the Attic

Jane Oliver - Business as Usual

Noel Streatfeild - Ballet Shoes

Eva Ibbotson - Morning Gift

Eva Ibbotson - Secret Countess

Georgette Heyer - Regency Buck

LM Montgomery - Blue Castle

Noel Streatfeild - Vicarage Family

Artemis Cooper - Elizabeth David

Hannah Tovey -

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