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Yes Annabel I think the pressure must be a lot to do with it. A shame when there;s a lot of talent there which seems to get dissipated.
So agree about George, and with this in general. I just wrote about my disappointment with Reichs, who I used to adore. I'm sure you're right that the publishers want them to keep going though the lure of the money must be a help. Sad, though.
I've just finished it === amazing book. Look forward to your review!
Glad to hear you like Burke Alex. I look forward to trying her later books. Shame about Reichs - a lot of talent but spread too thin perhaps.
I think you are spot on, Paul. So interesting. Many thanks.
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Interesting replies! I too like Caroles husbands take, Mystica, in that I agree that the poor chap does look confused -- but that doesnt necessarily cancel out DPs feminist reading or Caroles perspective. Basically she isnt what he thought he was getting -- a nice little subservient wife -- shes got ideas of her own as hes rather appalled to discover...?
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Woman Not Very Happy at Harriet Devine's Blog
Its up next Litlove - after the almost unbearable tension of The Paying Guests!
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Yes Carol Im a huge admirer of Sophie Hannah but love Christie in a different way. We shall see....
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Alex I totally agree in general about current/previous authors. But I make exception too -- I read Mike Ripleys new Margery Allingham for SNB, and as I love Hannah and Christie, I thought it worth a whirl. Ive read Jill Paton Walshs own excellent novels but not the Wimsey ones.
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I like the sound of a novel about Aphra Behn -- thanks for the tip, Annabel, I must look out for this.
Thanks. Yes the painting at the top is nice -- can't remember where I got it from, though!
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2014 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Fabulous -- lucky you. I have always wanted to visit Colorado -- one day, maybe?
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2014 on Colorado's Stunning Scenery at A Work in Progress
Well spotted for that envelope. Perhaps a long awaited letter from a friend -- nothing wildly exciting, just descriptions of a journey, or news of family and friends -- something to relax and mull over gently.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2014 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thank you very much, DP!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2014 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thats interesting Alex. I havent started the second one so will wait to see what I think. Yes the one thats just coming out is a standalone. Hope it measures yo.
Alex her husband was pretty celebrated I think though she is now the more admired. He painted her quite a few times when they were first married.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Girl Writing at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks for the comment Alex. Id never heard of The Chemistry of Tears so must look out fit this. I have requested the new one for review so hope it turns up.
Good thinking, Violet -- I think you are absolutely right!
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2014 on Girl Writing at Harriet Devine's Blog
I totally agree about Mansfield Park, and about Fanny. Too few people can see these things about the book. So thinking it was Guy is a minor matter!
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on After Bath - Persuasion at Random Jottings
So glad to hear you say MP was perhaps her greatest work. But you make a great case for Persuasion -- that letter at the end is so amazing. No sure if it's my favourite but I can never decide what is, anyway. BTW it was Henry Tilney...
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on After Bath - Persuasion at Random Jottings
Teresa of course I agree about low-end Rendell -- nicely put. And I hope I dont put anyone off as the novel is worth reading, naturally. Perhaps I was not in the right frame of mind. Thanks for the comment.
Yes, thats a shame Carol. Of course you could get your husband to Like the page if hed be willing so you could enter!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2014 on Shiny Giveaway Time at Harriet Devine's Blog
Oh good! The website I read got it wrong. Thanks.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2014 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks so much Leticia. I have edited the post to change this mistake. Silly me, and clever you.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2014 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Barb I imagined all Canadians would have read this! Definitely for the look-for list, Id say.