2015 Scrapbook

Books

January

My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
People Who Say Goodbye by P.Y. Betts

February

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneger
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (reread)
Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

March

Tennis Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell
The Orchard on Fire by Shena Mackay
The Sin of Father Mouret by Emile Zola
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

April

Wake by Anna Hope
Adrian Mole: the Wilderness Years by Sue Townsend
Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years by Sue Townsend
The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 by Sue Townsend
Princes in the Land by Joanna Cannan
Be Awesome: Modern Advice for Modern Ladies by Hadley Freeman

May

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
Dancing Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Thursday’s Children by Rumer Godden
Listen to the Nightingale by Rumer Godden
Persuasion by Jane Austen (reread)
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

June

Twenty Years of My Life by Louise Jopling
On Silbury Hill by Adam Thorpe
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Look at Me by Anita Brookner
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend

July

Chains by Laurie Anderson Halse
Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson
The Ladies’ Paradise by Emile Zola
Number Ten by Sue Townsend
Affinities by Rosa Campbell Praed
Estelle by Emily Marion Harris

August

Richmal Crompton: the Woman Behind Just William by Mary Cadogan
Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton (reread)
Minka and Curdy by Antonia White (reread)
A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert

September

When Patty Went to College by Jean Webster
Yes Please by Amy Poehler (more like No, Thank You!)
My Antonia by Willa Cather
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

October

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
A Curious Career by Lynn Barber
Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon
Starlight by Stella Gibbons
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
The Everyday Dancer by Deborah Bull
No Surrender by Constance Maud
Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart

November

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (reread)
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier (reread)
Bilgewater by Jane Gardam
The Battle of Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden
The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine
My History by Antonia Fraser
Brooklyn by Colm Tolbin

December

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
Shylock’s Daughter by Mirjam Pressler
Trouble for Lucia by E.F. Benson
Venice by Jan Morris
A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fforde
Lorali by Laura Dockrill
What Matters in Jane Austen? by John Mullan
Jane Austen and Names by Maggie Lane
One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson
A Winter’s Tale by Trisha Ashley

Films

(* indicates viewed on the big screen)

Testament of Youth* (2014)
Into the Woods* (2014)
Boyhood* (2014)
The Theory of Everything* (2014)
X+Y* (2014)
Love Among the Ruins* (1975)
Father of the Bride (1950)
A Little Chaos* (2014) (most boring of the year!)
The Last Five Years* (2014)
The Invisible Woman (2013)
Frances Ha (2012)
A Royal Night Out* (2015)
Funny Girl* (1968)
Cabaret* (1972)
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Renoir (2012)
Brave (2012)
Maleficent (2014)
Mr Holmes* (2015)
13 Going on 30 (2004)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Cinderella (2015)
Frozen (2013)
Little Voice (1998)
Gemma Bovery* (2015)
Liliom (1930)
Inside Out* (2015)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl* (2015)
A Walk in the Woods* (2015)
Silk Stockings (1955)
The Cranes are Flying (1957)
Dior and I (2015)
Suffragette* (2015)
Mirror* (1975)
Romantics Anonymous (2010)
Peau d’ane* (1970)
Brooklyn* (2015)
Potiche (2010)
Les Garcons et Guillame, à table! (2013)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens* (2015)
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

TV

Last Tango in Halifax (season 1)
Gilmore Girls (season 6)
Wolf Hall
Mr Selfridge (season 1)
Mr Selfridge (season 2)
Mr Selfridge (season 3)
Call the Midwife (season 4)
Poldark
W1A
Bunheads
Life in Squares
Friday Night Lights (season 1)
Friday Night Lights (season 2)
Parks and Recreation (season 4)

Exhibitions

Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy (National Portrait Gallery)
Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West (2 Temple Place)
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 (V&A)
Marlow Moss (Tate Britain)
Sculpture Victorious (Tate Britain)
Ravilious (Dulwich Picture Gallery)
Inventing Impressionism (National Gallery)
Defining Beauty: the body in Ancient Greek art (British Museum)
Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian London (Geffrye Museum)
Goya: the Portraits (National Gallery)
The Fabric of India (V&A)
Celts: art and identity (British Museum)
Liberty in Fashion (Fashion and Textile Museum)
The Fallen Woman (Foundling Museum)

Performance

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Opera House)
A Little Night Music (Palace Theatre)
The Last of the De Mullins (Jermyn Street Theatre)
She Loves Me (Landor Theatre)
The Secret Garden (Rosemary Branch Theatre)
Ordinary Days (Rosemary Branch Theatre)
Happy Days (Young Vic)
Treasure Island (National Theatre)
Princess Ida (Finborough Theatre)
Pride and Prejudice (Rosemary Branch Theatre)
Sweeney Todd (London Coliseum)
Carmen (London Coliseum)
Cinderella (London Coliseum)
How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Guildhall)
The Beaux’ Stratagem (National Theatre)
Of Thee I Sing (Royal Festival Hall)
The Heresy of Love (Shakespeare’s Globe)
La Sylphide (Coliseum)
Liliom (Bread and Roses Theatre)
Alexandra Silber (The Crazy Coqs)
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Apollo Theatre)
Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith)
Measure for Measure (Young Vic)
The Barber of Seville (Coliseum)
Empty Vessels (Rosemary Branch Theatre)
Gypsy (Savoy Theatre)
Mr Foote’s Other Leg (Theatre Royal Haymarket)
The Homecoming (Trafalgar Studios)
Monotones/Two Pigeons (Royal Opera House)
Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory)
Cymbeline (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
Clementine’s Seasonal Spectacular (Rosemary Branch Theatre)
Jane Eyre (National Theatre)

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