|Series/Chains: Recommended reading order within each series||Title||Time Frame||Date Pub||Unifying locations||Shared Characters from other books||
if possible, read this book first (but not essential)
if possible, read this book after (but not essential)
|Mrs Tim 1||Mrs Tim of the Regiment (Mrs. Tim Christie)||Jan-May, 1932 (or 1940)||1932|
|Mrs Tim 1a||Golden Days (Mrs. Tim Christie)||June 1932 (or 1940)||1934|
|Mrs Tim 2||Mrs Tim Carries On||1940||1941||Wintringham Square||
Janetta Walters's books are mentioned.
Hester grew up in a house in Wintringham Square in London, where her brother now lives, as do characters from Spring Magic, Listening Valley and Anna and her Daughters
|Mrs Tim 3||Mrs. Tim Gets a Job||1947||1947||Ryddleton and environs|
|Mrs Tim 4||Mrs. Tim Flies Home||1952||1952||Old Quinings||
Susan and Richard Morven and Miss Crease from Kate Hardy appear;
Kenneth Hardy is read.
Mr. Tyler, the lawyer that Richard Morven consults about Mrs. Stroud's will is the same Mr. Tyler from Miss Buncle Married.
Mr. Grace comes over from Chevis Green to fill in for the absent vicar one Sunday.
Tony and Hester have lunch at the Apollo and Boot in Wandlebury, where Miss Buncle and her friends live.
|Miss Buncle 1||Miss Buncle's Book||1934||1934||"Miss Buncle's Book" (the book by DES) is mentioned (not by name) in Anna and her Daughters|
|Miss Buncle 2||Miss Buncle Married||1934-35||1936||Wandlebury and environs|
|Miss Buncle 3||The Two Mrs. Abbotts||1942||1943||Wandlebury and environs||Many characters from Miss Buncle Married appear again. Many characters show up again in The Four Graces, but no characters go all the way from Miss Buncle 1 to Miss Buncle 4|
|Miss Buncle 4||The Four Graces||1943||1946||Wandlebury and environs||
Archie, Jane, Miss Marks and others from The Two Mrs. Abbotts.
Mr. Grace shows up again in Mrs. Tim Flies Home.
Tilly, Liz and Addie attended Hill House, as did The Young Clementina.
|Amberwell 1||Amberwell||1927-1947||1955||Westkirk||Characters appear again in Still Glides the Stream|
|Amberwell 2||Summerhills||1948?||1956||Westkirk||Characters appear again in Still Glides the Stream||Still Glides the Stream|
|Dering Family 1||Vittoria Cottage||1948-1949||1949||near Wandlebury, but not a Wandlebury book||Dr. Wrench from Miss Buncle series appears|
|Dering Family 2||Music in The Hills||1949||1950||Drumburly and environs|
|Dering Family 3||Winter and Rough Weather||1951||1951||Drumburly and environs||
Third of Vittoria Cottage trilogy;
James and Rhoda and the Johnstones show up again in Bel Lamington.
|Bel Lamington 1||Bel Lamington||1960||1961||Shepherdsford||
Jock, Mamie, James and Rhoda from Vittoria Cottage trilogy appear.
Dr. Armstrong is a cousin to the Armstrong sisters, as is Mark Desborough's mother.
The Owl Inn, in Shepherdsford, appeared in The Tall Stranger
|Winter and Rough Weather|
|Bel Lamington 2||Fletchers End||1960-1961||1962||Shepherdsford||
Many characters from The Musgraves show up here.
Rhoda (Vittoria Cottage trilogy) pops up at Bel's wedding (thanks, Jerri)
|Katherine 1||Katherine Wentworth||1964||1964||
Alex Maclaren is partner of Andrew Firth of Forth (Anna and her Daughters).
Mr. Heath, the vicar, helped with Dorrie Morris's funeral in Sarah Morris Remembers
|Katherine 2||Katherine's Marriage||1965||1965||Ardfalloch||
MacAslan of Smouldering Fire appears.
Mr. Sandford appears again in House on the Cliff, though much younger.
|Gerald 1||Gerald and Elizabeth||1969||1969||Drumburly and environs||Freda Lorimer from Five Windows (also ref to Johnstones?)|
|Gerald 2||House of the Deer||1970||1970||Ardfalloch||
Phil MacAslan from Katherine's Marriage.
Donny Eastwood from Charlotte Fairlie
|Sarah Morris 1||Sarah Morris Remembers||1925-1944||1967||Ryddleton and environs Larchester||
Mr. Heath from Limbourne (Katherine Wentworth) is mentioned;
Andre Delormes from Still Glides the Stream appears as a child.
|Sarah Morris 2||Sarah's Cottage||1945-1958?||1968||Ryddleton and environs Larchester||
characters from Celia's House and Listening Valley appear;
Mr. McTavish, the surgeon from The Blue Sapphire, operates on Sarah's grandmother.
MacAslan shows up in Katherine's Marriage;
MacAslan and Linda's children appear in House of the Deer.
House of the Deer
|Spring Magic||1942??||1942||Wintringham Square||
Janetta Walters's books are mentioned;
Frances lives in Wintringham Square with her aunt and uncle.
|Celia's House||1905-1942||1943||Ryddleton and environs||Many characters show up again in Listening Valley. Some are are mentioned or appear briefly in Sarah's Cottage.||
|Listening Valley||ca. 1930-1944||1944||Ryddleton and environs; Wintringham Square||
Celia, Courtney Dale and many others show up from Celia's House.
Some characters appear again in Sarah's Cottage.
|Celia's House||Sarah's Cottage|
|Kate Hardy||1947||1947||Old Quinings||
some characters reappear in Mrs Tim Flies Home
The writer Kenneth Hardy is mentioned in Mrs Tim Flies Home
|Mrs. Tim Flies Home|
|Five Windows||1937-1953?||1953||Drumburly and environs||
Freda Lorimer appears again in Gerald and Elizabeth;
Barbie and Nell are protagonists of The Tall Stranger;
David and Janet also appear again in The Tall Stranger.
|The Tall Stranger|
|Charlotte Fairlie||1952-53||1954||Larchester and environs||
Sarah and Lottie Morris attend St. Elizabeth's, as does Freddie Hudson ; Lewis
and Willy attend Bells Hills, all from the Sarah Morris books.
All three Musgrave girls also went to St. E's, as did Bel Lamington and Louise Armstrong
Donnie Eastwood appears again in House of the Deer.
House of the Deer
|The Tall Stranger||1957||1957||Shepherdsford||
Barbie and Nell first appeared in Five Windows.
Janet and David from Five Windows also appear.
Edward Steyne and Daphne appear again in The Musgraves
|Five Windows||The Musgraves|
|Anna and her Daughters||1948-1957||1958||Ryddleton and environs; Wintringham Square||
Anna's second husband & cousin is partner to Katherine Wentworth's second
References to all known Ryddletonians at the time.
reference to Erica Clutterbuck and Tocher House from Mrs Tim gets a Job.
|Still Glides the Stream||1957-59||1959||
Ayrtons from Amberwell, Summerhills, make guest appearance
Will goes to Nivennes, France, where Sarah Morris also visited.
Andre Delormes (from Sarah Morris Remembers) is mentioned
The dramatic society puts on The Mulberry Coach, by Jane Harcourt, one of
Edward Steyne, Daphne Bloggs, Ledy Steyne and Miss Penney, from The Tall Stranger
|The Tall Stranger|
|The Blue Sapphire||1963||1963||
Julia lives at May Martineau's lodging house (from House on the Cliff)
Mr. MacTavish, the surgeon who operates on Uncle Ran, also operated on Sarah Morris's grandmother (Sarah's Cottage)
|The House on the Cliff||1966||1966||
Elfrida lives at May Martineau's lodging house, as does Julia from The Blue
Mr. Sandford was also the lawyer in K's Marriage.
|The Young Clementina||1895-1935||1935||Clementina is sent to Hill House, the school attended by three of the Four Graces.|
|The Empty World||1973||1936||No connections, thank goodness, or we would know the terrible fate of all DES's characters.|
|The Story of Rosabelle Shaw||1890-1915||1937|
|Miss Bun the Baker's Daughter||1936-37 or 1937-38||1938|
|Green Money||1938||1939||near Wandlebury, but not a Wandlebury book|
|The English Air||1938-1940||1940|
|Young Mrs. Savage||1948||1948|
|The Fair Miss Fortune||1930s||2011|
|Portrait of Saskia||1920s||2011|
|Jean Erskine's Secret||WWI era||2013|
|Found in the Attic||various||2013|