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Glad to find a fellow fan Carol and great to have discovered a new series. Lots still to look forward to.
Hope you love Longbourn Susan. I was really impressed with it.
Im not a lover of spin-offs either Helen. But I did love Longbourn. Now and again they can be really good, obviously.
Its great to have discovered it! and yes Fiona is an excellent character. I love Nicola Upson too.
The TV series was pretty memorable, Helen. But the book is even better needless to say. Sicily is wonderful - well worth a visit.
Yes indeed Virginia Daughter of Time is amazing. Its ages since I read it, but it had me totally convinced. Time I dug that one out - thanks for the reminder.
It is a great novel Lyn - glad it worked well on audio too. Ive just discovered the TV version on YOuTube and have been watching that - pretty true to the book and well worth a look.
Marvell is one of my favourite poets and this is a lovely poem. Your analysis is spot on too. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2016 on ‘Bermudas’, by Andrew Marvell at a gallimaufry
Good work Peter! Thanks. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2016 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Glad to find another admirer. I dont think Ive ever read the last one and not sure if I will though Im curious now! Sent from my iPhone
So glad you are loving it Joan. The characters get easier to sort out as time goes on. My edition had a family tree to refer to. You have so much to look forward to! Sent from my iPhone
Iceland always sounds as if it would be icy, but I guess it isn't. I'm welcoming the warm weather after such a ropey start to the summer.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2016 on Hot at Harriet Devine's Blog
Goodness that does sound hot. I love hot weather and am sorry the autumn will be here soon, but apple pie weather makes it sound more appealing!
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2016 on Hot at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes Ali I have seen good reports of Olive Kitteridge. Definitely one Id like to read. Im sure this one is right up your street.
Thanks Angela. Im sure youll love it.
No it wasnt hard to follow - the reader did well and it was all very clear. Poor Jessie Burton - she does seem to have suffered from her success.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2016 on The Muse by Jessie Burton at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks Jane. I like it too -- she was a great painter.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2016 on The Beach by Laura Knight at Harriet Devine's Blog
I wouldnt mind 80 degrees at the moment, but I can see it would get a bit tiring. I do love the sun though and this summer we havent seen enough of it.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2016 on The Beach by Laura Knight at Harriet Devine's Blog
The sun just when youd rather not have had it Liz! But it does lift the spirits.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2016 on The Beach by Laura Knight at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes Helen its an amazing achievement. I really wanted to see how she would resolve it all, otherwise Id certainly have given up.
Good luck - Im sure youll love it.
I dont think anyone was prepared for it, Kay!
Ali I knew something bad was going to happen but not what it was, so I was more or less prepared and when things started to hot up, I started turning the pages very fast. What a shock - but memorable as you say.
The O'Farrell is superb. Read that - no contest.
I noticed on Amazon that people were very divided on this too, Anne, though the newspapers seem to have adored it. Glad you enjoyed the review.