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Cornflower
Edinburgh
Interests: books, music, food, flowers ...
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I'm going to be away from these pages for a while; this post explains why. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Cornflower
My father passed away very suddenly this morning. You'll understand if I am absent for a while. Karen Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Cornflower Books
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I've heard a lot about Tara Westover's book - quite a story! Many thanks for the recommendations.
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Thank you, Liz.
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Thank you so much, Karen.
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Yes, I think Tracy of Norah George did a good job with her colours. It's nice to be back!
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Thank you, Kathleen.
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How interesting, rj.
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Excellent! The best of luck with it, Liz!
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It must be ten years since I read The Voyage Out - little has stayed with me. On the whole, the Taylor would seem to be the safer bet.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2018 on What are you reading? at Cornflower Books
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Very much so, Darlene - and well done, Mary!
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I'd never thought of using clematis as a cut flower, but this one (macropetala?) came as part of a bouquet and deserved a moment in the spotlight due to its elegant form. It lasted pretty well, too. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Cornflower
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London, December 1940 "When I first saw the advertisement in the newspaper I thought I might actually burst. I'd had rather a cheerful day so far despite the Luftwaffe annoying everyone by making us all late for work, and then I'd managed to get hold of an onion, which was very good news for a stew. But when I saw the announcement, I could not have been more cock-a-hoop." That is the opening paragraph of Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce, just published and already widely praised. I picked up the book yesterday, read the beginning and felt drawn in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Cornflower Books
Many thanks for those recommendations.
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It's been quite a saga, Lynne! xx
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2018 on Now, where were we? at Cornflower Books
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Thank you, Catherine. Everyone's concern and good wishes are much appreciated.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2018 on Now, where were we? at Cornflower Books
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Sending you both our best wishes, and yes, some nice spring days can provide a boost to the spirits and the body.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2018 on Now, where were we? at Cornflower Books
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'A Discovery of Witches' is a lot of fun! ( https://goo.gl/GPt7MN ) I like the sound of your year-round reading, Jane.
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I began that book a while ago and put it aside for some practical reason (I think I was travelling and didn't want to take a hardback), but I certainly intend to return to it.
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Thank you so much, Caroline. "Alys, Always" is so good! For anyone who hasn't come across it yet there's a post here: https://goo.gl/UDqEMN I enjoyed "Olive Kitteredge" very much too ( https://goo.gl/WDu8EL )
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2018 on What are you reading? at Cornflower Books
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Will you finish, I wonder, Mary!
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Did they make cocoa, Darlene? Sounds very Barbara Pym!
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Wishing good health to you and yours, Joanne, and I'm glad you've found something to sustain you.
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You've reminded me that I have Penelope Fitzgerald's "A House of Air" waiting to be read - thank you, Readerlane. I read "Bricks and Mortar" some years ago and remember enjoying it, but beyond that I don't recall anything!
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An excellent collection, by the sound of it. I read something the other day (the source escapes me) to the effect that Marilynne Robinson's "Gilead" was the closest thing to a perfect novel the writer had come across. I've read only her "Housekeeping" so far but I'm keen to explore further so I'll make a note of the essays you mention.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2018 on What are you reading? at Cornflower Books
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