Help me remember this Irish / Scottish novel!
June 10, 2016 5:27 PM   Subscribe

I read a lovely Irish or Scottish novel between ten and fifteen years ago. It was a newish paperback at the time, greenish-blue cover. The title was long and obscure. The novel centers around a retired woman -- maybe she was a schoolteacher?

I'm looking for new books on Audible, and I'd love to find something similar to this relatively short novel. I can't remember the story or the main characters, but there was something charming and quiet about the storytelling I can't quite forget. I know this is a long shot, but I hope someone out there knows what this is!
posted by frizz to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Was it something by Lillian Beckwith?
posted by zadcat at 5:47 PM on June 10, 2016

Was it Evening Class by Maeve Binchy? The title's not long or obscure but her writing could be described as charming and quiet. She has several novels and books of short stories. Even if it's not the exact book you're looking for, I highly recommend her writing!
posted by Lay Off The Books at 8:00 PM on June 10, 2016 [4 favorites]

Could it be The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Society?
posted by Malla at 3:41 AM on June 11, 2016

I immediately thought of the Sunday Philosophy Club books (set in Edinburgh, featuring Isabel Dalhousie) - they all have long strange titles - but I'm not sure the covers fit your description.
posted by Owl of Athena at 6:02 AM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

Was it My Dream of You?
posted by fshgrl at 10:10 AM on June 11, 2016

A Green Journey?
posted by nakedmolerats at 4:58 PM on June 11, 2016

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