Books 2011

I’m geekily keeping a list of books read in 2011.  An asterisk denotes a re-read.  Last year’s reading list is also available.

  1. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope
  2. The Small Hand by Susan Hill
  3. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  4. The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage *
  5. An Old Man’s Love by Anthony Trollope
  6. The Bazalgettes by E M Delafield
  7. The Warden by Anthony Trollope
  8. Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill
  9. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
  10. Demos by George Gissing
  11. Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope
  12. The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders
  13. Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  14. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  15. Madame Tussaud and the History of Waxworks by Pamela Pilbeam
  16. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
  17. A Fatal Silence by Florence Marryat *
  18. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
  19. The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
  20. The Rector’s Daughter by F M Mayor
  21. The White House by the Sea Matilda Betham-Edwards
  22. A Life Sentence by Adeline Sergeant
  23. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  24. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope
  25. A Mummer’s Wife by George Moore *
  26. The Wooing o’t by Mrs Alexander
  27. The Map of Time by Felix Palma
  28. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  29. Dark Horse: A Life of Anna Sewell by Adrienne E. Gavin
  30. Mr Scarborough’s Family by Anthony Trollope
  31. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  32. Little Gods by Anna Richards
  33. The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  34. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope
  35. Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope
  36. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope
  37. The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson by Anthony Trollope
  38. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope
  39. Queen Lucia by E F Benson
  40. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  41. Miss Mapp by E F Benson
  42. Kipling by Jad Adams
  43. Women’s Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture by Beth Palmer
  44. Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks by Alan Coren
  45. Lucia in London by E F Benson
  46. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  47. Kith and Kin by Jessie Fothergill
  48. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling
  49. Mapp and Lucia by E F Benson
  50. The One Too Many by Eliza Lynn Linton
  51. Lucia’s Progress by E F Benson
  52. Queen Victoria by Walter L. Arnstein
  53. Trouble for Lucia by E F Benson
  54. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope
  55. Queen Victoria: Gender and Power by Dorothy Thompson
  56. A Mummer’s Wife by George Moore *
  57. Becoming a Woman of Letters by Linda Peterson
  58. Seventy Years a Showman by ‘Lord’ George Sanger
  59. The Somnambulist by Essie Fox
  60. As Good as God, as Clever as the Devil: The Impossible Life of Mary Benson by Rodney Bolt
  61. The Type-Writer Girl by Grant Allen
  62. Disillusion by Dorothy Leighton
  63. Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World by Jacqueline Yallop
  64. Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  65. The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland by Eliza Lynn Linton *
  66. Wives and Mothers in Victorian Industry by Margaret Hewitt
  67. The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria’s Youngest Daughter by Matthew Dennison
  68. Thyrza by George Gissing
  69. The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath by Jane Robins
  70. The English Marriage: Tales of Love, Money and Adultery by Maureen Waller
  71. Lady Caroline Lamb by Paul Douglass
  72. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  73. Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu
  74. Chocolate Wars: From Cadbury to Kraft: 200 years of Sweet Success and Bitter Rivalry by Deborah Cadbury
  75. Courtiers: The Secret History of Kensington Palace by Lucy Worsley
  76. At Home by Bill Bryson
  77. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope
  78. Wedlock: How Georgian Britain’s Worst Husband Met His Match by Wendy Moore
  79. The Third Miss Symons by F M Mayor
  80. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume
  81. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  82. Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt
  83. The Door in the Wall and Other Stories H G Wells
  84. Queen Victoria’s Mother by Dulcie M. Ashdown
  85. Life with Queen Victoria: Marie Mallet’s Letters from Court 1887-1901 by Victor Mallet
  86. A Strange Eventful History by Michael Holroyd
  87. A Royal Conflict: Sir John Conroy and the Young Victoria by Katherine Hudson
  88. Miss Brown by Vernon Lee
  89. Monochromes by Ella D’Arcy
  90. Sugar: A Bittersweet History by Elizabeth Abbott
  91. Confessions of a GP by Benjamin Daniels
  92. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope
  93. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  94. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
  95. Grania by Emily Lawless
  96. Bury the Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery by Adam Hochschild
  97. The Hidden Prince by Billy Rennie
  98. The Long Song by Andrea Levy
  99. Fire & Steam: How the Railways Transformed Britain by Christian Wolmar
  100. Heaven’s Command by Jan Morris
  101. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  102. The Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester
  103. Autobiography by Anthony Trollope
  104. The Knife Man by Wendy Moore
  105. The Empress Brown: The True Story of a Victorian Scandal by Tom Cullen
  106. Trollope by Victoria Glendinning *
  107. Queen Victoria’s Private Life by E E P Tisdall
  108. Queen Victoria’s John Brown by E E P Tisdall
  109. Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now, As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It and Long for It by Craig Taylor
  110. Magnificent Obsession by Helen Rappaport
  111. Mr Briggs’ Hat by Kate Colquhoun
  112. The Perfect Man: The Muscular Life and Times of Eugen Sandow, Victorian Strongman by David Waller
  113. Dorothea’s Daughter and Other Nineteenth-Century Postscripts by Barbara Hardy
  114. A World on Fire by Amanda Foreman
  115. Lady Worsley’s Whim by Hallie Rubenhold
  116. The Worst Street in London by Fiona Rule
  117. The Unreliable Life of Harry the Valet by Duncan Hamilton
  118. The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery
  119. Gentlemen and Blackguards by Nicholas Foulkes
  120. In My Father’s House by Miranda Seymour
  121. The Diary of a Murder by Lee Jackson
  122. The Arsenic Century by James C. Whorton
  123. A Thing in Disguise The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton by Kate Colquhoun
  124. Lady Unknown: The Life of Angela Burdett-Coutts by Edna Healey
  125. Statues Without Shadows by Anna Swan
  126. Lily, Duchess of Malborough by Sally E. Svenson
  127. London by Tube: A History of Underground Station Names by David Revill
  128. Queen Victoria by Elizabeth Longford
  129. The Woman Who Saved the Children by Clare Mulley
  130. Hitch 22 by Christopher Hitchens
  131. Cavalier by Lucy Worsley
  132. Prince Eddy: The King Britain Never Had by Andrew Cook

Out now: The Meanings of Home in Elizabeth Gaskell's Fiction, a beautifully written study of this Victorian author's novels.