Simon and Karen are once more hosting an event based on the books written in one particular year. This time it’s 1951. I’ve read a selection of books from that year, though it appears most were pre-blog. For example:
Suspicion – Friedrich Dürrenmatt
The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
Mist over Pendle – Robert Neill (Must read for Lancastrians.)
The Catcher in the Rye – R D Salinger
The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey
The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
1951 was also the year in which Dennis the Menace made his first appearance!
And yet, I don’t get the impression that it was such a tremendous year for fiction. Only the Wyndham in the list above knocked my socks off. Many of the authors I’m interested in didn’t publish that year. Neither have Persephone Books published anything from 1951. Still I have put together a capsule TBR now vying for my attention. Perhaps these books will change my mind about 1951 in general.
Given the imminent film release, I’ve started with Du Maurier ….