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Yes, I did the half listen half read thing recently with A God in Ruins and it worked really well. Good method!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
So glad you agree Thomas. You make some great points here and sadly all too true.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
I know what you mean Carol. Her biography shows that her later years were rather sad ones - I think this is the last time she was writing on top form.
Go for it Sue. Hope you enjoy!
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
I totally think it is Atticus, Carol. I had just re-read TKAH and found no problem with the two characters being the same.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks, DP.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
But have you actually read it, James? My point really was that I decided not to make a judgment on the basis of other people's opinions! And no, I haven't read the Melville House posts, but thanks for the info.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
It does indeed.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks -- yes, goodness the third novel -- that will be a thing!
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
So glad you agree, Ali, and what an interesting point about TKAM. . Look forward to your review.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
How interesting Victoria that you picked that up about Atticus. I read TKAM not long ago, in preparation -- now I rather wish I'd read it afterwards instead, as Annabel says she's going to do. Thanks for the support, anyway -- I was afraid of being shouted down.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
It was a good listen, Simon. See what you think!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks, Angela. Yes it does end with those words. But it certainly applies to other books too. It will be interesting to hear what you make of it.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on Go Set a Watchman at Harriet Devine's Blog
Well done! Many thanks.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2015 on Woman and Cat Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Absolutely!
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2015 on Woman with Book at Harriet Devine's Blog
Simon managed to get Quick Curtain to review on Shiny 6 and raved about it. I have missed out on these -- maybe they might still send me copies??? (Hint hint if the BL people are reading this...). They sounds wonderful.
Heat Lightning! It's amazing!
Brilliant review of a brilliant novel. I found it really painful reading (the novel not the review), I think because of Imogen's descent into becoming what you call craven -- I watched this happen to my mother in a similar situation and I think it is what happens to some women when the men they adore cease to love them. Is it a feminist novel? I don't think I'v ever really known what that means, or maybe it means different things to different people. I certainly think it's a truthful novel, and you've made me long to re-read it.
Poor you. But I really dislike twitter for exactly this kind of reason. However having said this, my blog posts are linked to it -- but I don't rant much, so have escaped haters so far. Carry on ranting -- it's entertaining and we all enjoy it.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2015 on Random Rants and Twitter at Random Jottings
I don't often read short stories (or follow links) but I did both after reading this and read the Zambra story with huge pleasure. And it was great that it came with a New Yorker cartoon as a bonus. Must do this more often! Thanks.
Thanks, Jane. It is lovely, isnt it.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2015 on Woman in the Garden at Harriet Devine's Blog
Just the thing for your hols!
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2015 on London Rain by Nicola Upson at Harriet Devine's Blog
All totally natural dyes, made on the premises!
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Sounds lovely, including the train. And you absolutely must read Isabella Bird -- amazing stuff.
Helen this is not at all like a continuation, though I don't think there's a word for what it is! In answer to your question -- when I read the first one, it was quite a shock, though rather a pleasant one. Nicola Upson had met my aunt not long before she died so had got sort of first hand accounts of them and their lives. But she's built characters onto them which, though they bear some resemblance to the real people, have a life of their own too. I thought they weren't going to be in this one, but they do put in a brief appearance -- they had more or less starring roles in an earlier novel, though I can't remember which one.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2015 on London Rain by Nicola Upson at Harriet Devine's Blog