The Gutenberg Digest

By Alison November 18, 2013 3 Comments 2 Min Read

Why I do believe it is time to fill up our readers with a little more vintage literary scrumptiousness…
Welcome then to another round up of all the reading loveliness to be found recently on Project Gutenberg, available to download for absolutely free and to read wherever fancy takes you…

*The Real Latin Quarter by F.Berkeley Smith because the author takes on a rather enchanting walk around Bohemian Paris…

*Wanted: A Cook by Alan Dale because it is rather a delightful little story of domestic trivia and crisis…

The Fairchild Family by Mary Martha Sherwood… oh because it is an absolute treat! A children’s book full of charm and lovely illustration.

* Country Notes In Wartime by Vita Sackville-West because  her writing on any subject at all is exquisite.

* Visible and Invisible by E.F.Benson because the cold, dark nights of early winter are quite the most perfect time to curl up with a ghost story or six.

* Late and Soon by E.M.Delafield because it’s got an old and crumbling manor house in it… and it’s by E.M.Delafield. What could be more wonderful?

*  Be Good to Yourself: A Book of Short Stories by Nellie. L. McClung because it features musings on both housekeepers and cats…

Happy reading Honey Pie.x 

P.S: Read other editions of The Gutenberg Digest here


  1. Ah, have you read the Mapp and Lucia novels of EF Benson? A couple of them are on Gutenberg and are just wonderful.

  2. Antonella says:

    Thanks a lot for these links: as a passionate reader I so appreciate that you find these gems for us!btw I found a very tattered copy of Queen Lucia (EFBenson) in a thrift bookstore in Venice. It was delightful!

  3. Karla Neese says:

    I can’t wait to find some of these treasures!

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