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Advice please

Claudy asks; "Can you recommend any other books by Kipling you think a thirtysomething Australian living in NW England would enjoy?".

She has set herself the admirable limit of reading only pre 1899 books for a year - what a good idea - any suggestions of good reads?


Anything by Surtees

This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but early Holmes. The detective, not Oliver Wendell. They helped me over depression years ago, and I recommend them to clients in a similar boat now. Whenever the absolute worst happens, the Sherlockian can refer to it as merely 'a three-pipe problem', and it won't seem so bad.

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