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Good thinking, Violet -- I think you are absolutely right!
Toggle Commented yesterday 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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.
Svetlana is amazing!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Cats in Art at Harriet Devine's Blog
Im sure youll love it, Violet. Look forward to reading your review!
Just read your review, Elaine -- it is excellent. What a wonderful book, and why on earth did it never get filmed?
Excellent review -- thanks for the link!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2014 on The Outlander - Gil Adamson at Random Jottings
Yes it was Old Filth, and the other two in that trilogy. And yes the big Virago collection. I dont hate short stories, far from it, but just dont choose them over a novel -- I suppose I like something to get my teeth into!
I only discovered Gardam last year and read three of her novels in quick succession. I'm not a great reader of short stories, but when it's an author I really love I sometimes make an exception -- that happened with Elizabeth Taylor and I loved every minute. So this is a collection I definitely want to get hold of -- this story alone sounds so great. Oh blogging, what you do to my bank balance!
He truly does, Alex. Hope you find one you will enjoy.
Beautiful.
Hope youll love it as much as I did, Darlene
I have to admit you were in my mind, DP
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2014 on Cats in Art at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes I think he was interesting. Im thinking of getting hold of a biography as Wikipedia is rather uninformative! He was certainly a brilliant writer.
Thats interesting, Susan. Hope US readers will rush out and buy them! Thanks.
Look forward to hearing what you think of these, Violet -- thanks for the info.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2014 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
They are great Ruth. But so is this!
That was quick, Carol! Enjoy.
How nice to see where you live! and how satisfying to have refurbished it -- it does look very nice. Bed is my preferred place to read, though in the summer I also love sitting on a reclining sun bed in the shade -- like Kathy, I prefer to read with my feet up. Why is this, I wonder?
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on DIY . . . Before & After at A Work in Progress
Barb, I did a quick scan of Portis's books on Amazon and got a bit overwhelmed by the choice. So I'm happy to have your recommendation and shall get over there again forthwith to order The Dog of the South. Why on earth is he not better known? Or maybe he is, just not by me?
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2014 on True Grit at Harriet Devine's Blog