Margery Sharp Day is only a few days away! Quick, plan to read (& hopefully) review her. You will not be sorry!


margery sharp feline friend

Margery Sharp and a feline friend, circa 1930s/40s.

Quick! There’s still time (though it’s now much less than a week away) to take part in Margery Sharp Day.

I’m pasting in Jane’s post for those of you who may be interested – and I hope you all are. If you can’t get your hands on one of Margery’s books in the next day or two, I hope you will read the reviews which will be appearing shortly, and be moved to explore this stellar and much-too-forgotten author for yourself.

I’ve been happily re-reading Margery Sharp myself through December and early January, and hope to participate with a review of one of the more obscure early books.

Perhaps 1932’s Fanfare for Tin Trumpets? Or 1939’s Harlequin House? Going off to the bookshelf to take a look right now…

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Preparing a Party for Margery

Happy Reading!


Margery Sharp Day is just a week away!


It’s happening on 25th January – her 110th birthday – and the plan is for as many people as possible to read one of Margery’s books and post about it on her birthday.

You don’t have to have a blog, you can post on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Librarything, Booklikes – wherever you like!

I’d just ask that you tell me about it, so that I can share your post and include you in the round-up that will follow a day or two after the event.

All of the details – a badge, a bibliography, and links to lovely reviews – are here.

I know I’ve said all of this before but I just had to say it again. Because I’d hate anyone to miss it. And, most of all, because I am so thrilled that so many people have gone to so much trouble to find an out of print Margery Sharp novel to read.

margery sharp day

Cat is reading on the computer – which she doesn’t really like – so I do hope she is enjoying The Sun in Scorpio.

Cynthia has awarded The Flowering Thorn a full five stars.

Lise Lillywhite has transported Audrey to Somerset,

Kirsty has read The Innocents, and told me that she found it hard to put down.

I’ve spotted Anbolyn reading Britannia Mews

Karen has hunted and she had found her copy of The Nutmeg Tree.

Ali has started The Foolish Gentlewoman, and she tells me that she likes the style.

And Lory told me that she had two books in mind.

I think – I hope – that there might be others too.

Do let me know!

But I don’t want to put anyone under any pressure.

Posts on the day would be lovely, but I’m delighted to see people reading Margery’s books on any day of the year.

I’ve been struggling to pick a single book to read, but I haven’t spotted anyone else reading The Gipsy in the Parlour, and so I took my copy from the shelf.

And I have just one more thing to say – Margery Sharp Day – is just one week away!

2 Responses

  1. Thank you for banging the drum – or maybe I should say sounding the tin trumpets – for Margery Sharp Day. I’d love to here more about any of those very early books that I dream about finding.

  2. You have me dreaming about finding any of them now! Sharp was so off my radar that before I read this post I had even forgotten her as the author of some of my favorite children’s books. This seems just the thing for reissues from a number of different publishers.

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