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Not sure if fun is exactly it. But pretty gripping and often quite explicit!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Shiny Non-Fiction at Harriet Devine's Blog
Update -- someone kindly sent me a couple of links -- yes, academics do discuss Dewing! See here and here Thanks Rob!
Susan I spent several months teaching at a small university in PA some years ago and used to visit Washington regularly as I had some friends there. So I have been to the Smithsonian, but would love to go again sometime. A room full of Dewings must be wonderful. Thanks for the kind words about the blog. It means a lot to hear from people who enjoy it.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2015 on Woman with Book at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes indeed Helen and Juxtabook, the symbolism seems rather interesting!
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2015 on Woman with Book at Harriet Devine's Blog
Well worth looking out for, Annabel. Glad you are a co-fan!
Yes Mystica -- her characters are wonderful and so memorable! She is a brilliant writer.
Thanks, Lory -- I shall. Watch this space!
Perhaps theres a maid at home who doesnt mind washing!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2015 on Reading on the Beach at Harriet Devine's Blog
They are really fun, arent they Darlene. I think the customers will love them.
Yes I guessed the father of Connor too. Everyone seems to think the first book is better. Im glad Im not the only one slightly bothered by his writing as a woman. I suppose thats why he uses initials rather than his actual name. You are right, it is of its time -- immediately afterwards I read another one that also uses technology and internet dating! Must review it soon.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2015 on Second Life by SJ Watson at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes, go for it James!
Joerg, this is obviously Oswald trying to sound grown-up and getting it wrong. I think he must mean 'insidiously'. Hope that helps, and good luck with the project -- I imagine it must have been hard to do!
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2015 on The Wouldbegoods at Harriet Devine's Blog
Its got some excellent stories in it. Im still reading it and loving it!
Yes Kaggsy I wouldnt want to put anybody off him. And indeed the BL titles are always worth a read. What a great series!
Thanks, Kaggsy. I do have fun choosing them.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2015 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks! You are clever.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2015 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Sounds quite extraordinary. All that fruit made me think of Goblin Market. Probably not my sort of book, but a great review!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2015 on Lud-in-the-Mist, by Hope Mirrlees at a gallimaufry
Oh Carol, what a shame that you have lost it. Have you tried It's a great resource for hard to find books, and you can do all kinds of searches which might reveal a copy somewhere! It sounds lovely.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2015 on Love Letters, Love Poems at Harriet Devine's Blog
Joan I am not very fond of them in the flesh, but the Tailor of Gloucester was one of my absolute favourite books as a child, so this brings back very happy memories.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2015 on Mouse Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Oh you really should. There really arent any duds, so why not just plunge in!
Yes indeed, Daughter of Time is amazing. Ive read it at least twice, but feeling now its due for a re-read!
Yes, that was a good joke about vacuum cleaners. It is a really charming and loveable novel, I think.
There are indeed Mystica. The Franchise Affair particularly recommended if this isnt the one youve already read!
Thanks Jane. It is a lovely picture. I havent read enough about Dickens but am keen to find out more about Kate -- Ive seen that theres a book about her, which would be interesting to read.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2015 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Carol I once tried a novel by Tana French and didnt manage to finish it. But I think I must have been in the wrong mood as Ive seen her much praised of late. Time to give her another go, maybe! I do agree about the nastiness, though.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2015 on On Reading Crime at Harriet Devine's Blog