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I think I'm the minority over The Remains of the Day. I've not liked anything I've read by Ishiguru. Tremain, on the other hand, is consistently great, for me, at least.
Glad to hear the movie was enjoyable, though I'm not sure if I'd like it after loving the book so much. I do love Robert D J so maybe that would make me warm to it!
Re read sounds as if it might be called for Annabel. Interesting how our tastes change over the years!
Yes Susan I'm surprised by how little attention it seems to have had. Glad you loved it too.
Thanks! Yes I am looking forward to hearing about the short stories -- I have a feeling they are probably wonderful. Hope so, anyway.
Thomas, I am really curious to see if any of her others are as good, and like you, a bit worried I might be disappointed. I haven't seen any other ones reviewed, so may have to take the plunge anyway. I think you will certainly love this one.
Yes Lory -- it's well worth seeking out.
Thanks, Miranda. Yes, she is so sensitive to children's needs. She must have been an amazing woman.
lad you agree, Elaine!
I've only read one book by Peter Lovesey and enjoyed it a lot. Must read some more. I've tried and failed with Tess Gerritson, though everyone else seems to love her. I once even won a draw for about 6 of her novels and haven't opened one of them. One day, maybe...
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2014 on Triple Tecs at Random Jottings
Thanks, Claire. Well, I have the 21st century equivalent -- an intercom phone. Not so elegant but produces the desired result! Reviews soon I promise.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2014 on Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks, Carol!
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Yes you should Christine. This one is very attractive. Nice to see you back blogging again by the way.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2014 on The Wouldbegoods at Harriet Devine's Blog
My feelings entirely. Re. the pillows - they are the continental kind - I have them myself here in France. Square instead of rectangular. Very comfy.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2014 on Woman Reading in Bed at Harriet Devine's Blog
Unless you're currently boycotting Amazon, of course -- but as Gillie says, other people do them too.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2014 on Random in London again at Random Jottings
Take a look on Amazon -- there are iPad keyboards on there for a fraction of the price. I got one for a present last Christmas, though I must say I rarely use it...
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2014 on Random in London again at Random Jottings
Yes indeed -- well worth reading, Go for it!
I'm sure you'll both love it! I'm giving a copy to my grown up daughter and my grandson, and I think it will go down really well with both of them.
Yes Lory, it was a great idea and works really well. Clever Kate Saunders!
Darlene the review is headed for Shiny New Books -- not sure if it will be in 3a or 4 -- but Ill put some brief thoughts on here!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Alex I too have Amnesia waiting to be read. Im almost afraid to start it in case it doesnt measure up to the ones Ive read recently, though I dont think Carey would be capable of a dud.
Perfect introduction to at least a side of Australia, Carol! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I know from my own experience how exhausting it can be and I think you are heroic to have done such a long stretch. But as you say, the whole thing becomes worthwhile when you see how the bond is being cemented. Those mornings in bed will be something you'll never forget.
Enjoy, Lory!
Oh Claire -- her good points, I hope. There really are, and always have been, women who are just not suited to being housewives but who flourish in the workplace. Wonderful novel to have recognised and spelled it out so well.