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Thanks Simon. I am definitely going to read more of her!
I won't be reading these - updating seems to me a particularly pointless exercise/ I don't like Austen spin-offs as a rule but the ones you mention are great - and so is Clueless, very entertaining film based on Emma.
No I dont think its as impressive as Howards End, which is my favourite too, but I liked it very much.
This is a brilliant review of a book I didn't take to at all - in fact gave up about a third through. Clearly I missed all this so I'm glad you were there to point it out to me.
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2018 on Hot Milk, by Deborah Levy at a gallimaufry
Ive heard this one mentioned favourably a few times - looks like its next up. Thanks.
Yes I know Simon is a fan. I'm not sure I haven't got one on the shelves somewhere - that would be Summer Will Show. It's definitely time to plunge in and explore further.
Indeed - I see there are several other collections and I'm keen to keep going on them.
Nice to hear this but I have no recollection of either - certainly before my time. Not impossible, but no info from me, Im afraid.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2018 on Girl Reading to Children at Harriet Devine's Blog
Same to you. Yes this one was fun but I don’t think barbaric was a joke
I feel like rereading him myself. I’d be interested to read Howard’s End after enjoying the tv series so much - see how it compares.
I dont know the full story. Wikipedia only says she was unable to return to the Soviet Union in 1924 and was only able to bring the two youngest to be with her. I think the two older ones were grown up? He daughter was a ballet dancer.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2018 on Boy with Book at Harriet Devine's Blog
You are the first person to have actually heard of this, let alone read it! So glad to hear you loved it too. I found his view had worn remarkably well.
Glad to find a fellow admirer. I havent seen her landscapes - must look out for them - thanks.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2018 on Boy with Book at Harriet Devine's Blog
Shamefully Ive never read Powell! Hes on my MROD (must read one day) list so maybe one day...
I see your point Liz but my goodness you missed a treat. The BBC at its very best! Im amazed that nobody has heard of The Longest Journey. Perhaps because its the only one that hasnt been filmed.
Susan, Howards End was on in December, 3 episodes, and was absolutely brilliant. Hope it reaches you soon.
I dont think theres more to read into that - but as far as Forster himself was concerned, I rather thought Stephen represented his ideal chap! I think its odd that this isnt better known. It was apparently Forsters favourite of his own novels.
I thought the exact same thing!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2018 on Two Girls Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
You really must read it! I know you will love it.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2018 on Best of 2017 at Harriet Devine's Blog
great, Virginia = hope you liked it
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2018 on Best of 2017 at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks for the tip - I shall definitely look out for them.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2018 on Best of 2017 at Harriet Devine's Blog
You’ll love it Annabel. Happy new year to you too
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2018 on Best of 2017 at Harriet Devine's Blog
I dont think many here are justly forgotten - though theres a chapter devoted to just that subject.
Glad you love it - yes I love the tranquillity.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2017 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Sorry you were will! Happy New Year to you.