Classic or contemporary
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Kenneth Grahame, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, Laurence Sterne, Emily Bronte, Saki, Edward Gibbon, James Boswell, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
New - Edward Rutherford, C. S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, H. V. Morton, C. S. Lewis
Never such innocence,
Never before or since,
As changed itself to past
Without a word -the men
Leaving the gardens tidy,
The thousands of marriages
Lasting a little while longer:
Never such innocence again.
As for dead British authors - Arnold Bennett, William Golding, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy.
An Anglo-Irish novelist, Joyce Cary is another recent discovery. I've read Herself Surprised which is a first-person narrative by Sara Monday - I loved her voice and her take on things. It is the first part in a trilogy - the other two volumes are from the perspective of different characters - and they are on my TBR list. I mention him here because the novel is entirely set in England.
Both came my way because of my Penguin collecting.
I'm sure there's some overlap between those who like British authors (among others) and those who are Anglophiles, but I don't see these as the same. Often, I don't know if an author is British or American, and don't generally choose the book based on that distinction.
I am currently working on Barbara Pym's Civil to Strangers that I do not get. Could someone please tell me what it is that I do not get? I listen to the book as a tape at bed time every night and it puts me to sleep immediately. Please advise......
Margaret Drabble is one of my favourite writers of any nationality; I also enjoy Louis de Bernieres, Jane Gardam, Salley Vickers, and Laurie Graham.
I can't say I read much 19th century literature, but I'll go back to the earlier part of the 20th--I like Mary Webb, Anthony Powell and Dorothy Sayers.
Edith Nesbit, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, for early this century.
New, Katie Fforde, Sophie Kinsella.
What I would really like is to find some of the less known authors. I find it difficult to do from across the waters.
Daphne Du Maurier
P D James
Plus an honourable mention for Julia Darling who only published two books - both of them wonderful - before dying young.
I also love many of the Romantic poets, particularly John Keats.
I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read much contemporary English fiction except for Elizabeth Jane Howard and A.S. Byatt. And if Roald Dahl counts (despite being dead), I love him, too.