A Furrowed Middlebrow Syllabus

This is a reprint of the list from the wonderful Furrowed Middlebrow blog:

1. The Village by Marghanita Laski
2. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
3. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
4. Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield
5. The Rector’s Daughter by F.M. Mayor
6. A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
7. Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson
8. The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen
9. Miss Mole by E.H. Young
10. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
11. Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
12. The Feast by Margaret Kennedy
13. A Wreath for the Enemy by Pamela Frankau
14. China Court by Rumer Godden
15. One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes
16. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey
17. The New House by Lettice Cooper
18. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
19. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
20. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
21. The Proper Place by Anna Buchan
22. The Hollow by Agatha Christie
23. Not So Quiet by Evadne Price
24. Miss Miniver by Jan Struther
25. Alice by Elizabeth Eliot
26. The Squire by Enid Bagnold
27. Cheerfulness Breaks In by Angela Thirkell
28. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
29. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
30. South Riding by Winifred Holtby
31. Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
32. The Towers of Trezibond by Rose Macaulay
33. A House and Its Head by Ivy Compton-Burnett
34. The Winter is Past by Noel Streatfield
35. Frost in May by Antonia White
36. Who was Changed and Who was Dead by Barbara Comyns
37. William – An Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
38. All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West
39. Lady Rose and Mrs. Memmary by Ruby Ferguson
40. The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp
41. Guard Your Daughters by Diana Tutton
42. Miss Tiverton Goes Out by A.M. Champneys
43. Surfeit of Lampreys by Ngaio Marsh
44. Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann
45. The Lark by E. Nesbit
46. The Land of Spices by Kate O’Brien
47. A Favourite of the Gods by Sybille Bedford
48. The Town House by Norah Lofts
49. Bewildering Cares by Winifred Peck
50. The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham
51. The Friendly Young Ladies by Mary Renault
52. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
53. The Love-Child by Edith Oliver
54. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
55. Beowulf by Bryher
56. Crossriggs by Jane & Mary Findlater
57. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
58. Thrush Green by Dora Saint (writing as Miss Read)
59. The Encircled Heart by Josephine Elder
60. Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye Smith
61. The Lacquer Lady by F. Tennyson Jesse
62. The Great Fortune by Olivia Manning
63. Cousin Harriet by Susan Tweedsmuir
64. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
65. Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton
66. The Young Visitors by Daisy Ashford
67. Peking Picnic by Ann Bridge
68. Love’s Shadow by Ada Leverson
69. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
70. Evenfield by Rachel Ferguson
71. Living Alone by Stella Benson
72. Despised and Rejected by Rose Allatini
73. A Lady and Her Husband by Amber Reeves
74. My Friend Muriel by Jane Duncan
75. Summer’s Day by Mary Bell
76. The Bull Calves by Naomi Mitchison
77. When Last I Died by Gladys Mitchell
78. Madam Clire by Susan Ertz
79. Princes in the Land by Joanna Cannan
80. The Matriarch by G.B. Stern
81. Miss Plum and Miss Penny by Dorothy Evelyn Smith
82. On the Side of the Angels by Betty Miller
83. Mariana by Monica Dickens
84. The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
85. Company Parade by Storm Jameson
86. The Lark Shall Sing by Elizabeth Cadell
87. Ordinary Families by E. Arnot Robertson
88. Bricks and Mortar by Helen Ashton
89. The Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge
90. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
91. The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins
92. There Were No Windows by Norah Hoult
93. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
94. Full House by Molly Keane
95. Precious Bane by Mary Webb
96. Regiment of Women by Clemence Dane
97. Hunt the Slipper by Violet Trefusis
98. I’m Not Complaining by Ruth Adam
99. Village Story by Celia Buckmaster
100. The Family by Elinor Mordaunt