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It is a lovely novel, Liz. I read it as an ebook for only 49p., if you're tempted!
So glad you agree Carol. They deserve to be much better known.
I've made a couple of attempts at reading Angela Thirkell but have never managed to like any of them. This review has made me want to read this book, so maybe it's time to give her another chance.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2017 on High Rising, by Angela Thirkell at a gallimaufry
Kay you've picked me up on something important here. Feel-good is not a term I use very often and I wish I hadn't used it here, as you are right, it does imply very superficial writing, which I honestly don't think this one is. It's just that it actually made me feel good! And I didn't find it manipulative. It's obviously a novel that will divide readers and that is surely a good thing.
Hope you enjoy it Anne. If you read the other comments you will see that there are rather differing views!
I quite agree about the twist, and possibly the therapy worked rather too well and too fast? I suppose I'm just an old softie but I'm not averse to a bit of hope in my fiction.
Interesting indeed. Perhaps the ending is rather improbable - I was a bit surprised she responded so well and so fast to counselling. But I enjoyed it just the same.
Yes, To Love and Be Wise does have a lovely English country village setting and the cover reflects that. Glad you are a fellow fan!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2017 on Re-reading Josephine Tey... at Harriet Devine's Blog
I read my first Tey when I was a teenager and was instantly hooked. Hope yours is too!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2017 on Re-reading Josephine Tey... at Harriet Devine's Blog
I've been longing to read this since you put me onto Fiona through an earlier review. I've gone straight to Amazon and got this for kindle 99p. Great review - thanks so much.
Much easier to get into than Wolf hall - I did end up enjoying that a lot, but it was a slow starter. This one is very readable - why to try it?
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2017 on Fludd by Hilary Mantel at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks! I haven't read a dud by Mantel yet.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2017 on Fludd by Hilary Mantel at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes indeed Kay - I was tempted to start again at the beginning to see how the plot really worked out.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2017 on Fludd by Hilary Mantel at Harriet Devine's Blog
I'm not a fan of Murdoch Lix though I've tried! This one certainly is fascinating.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2017 on Fludd by Hilary Mantel at Harriet Devine's Blog
That makes more sense - thanks, Peter
I so agree with all you and the other commentators say here. I too am feeling encouraged and optimistic about the fact that so many people recognised true honest principles and humanity despite the attempts of the Tory press and tabloids to produce the opposite effect. Who knows what the coming days and weeks will bring but surely we are heading fr a real change.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2017 on glad day at a gallimaufry
Do go ahead - Im sure you wont be disappointed!
Yes I will! Sent from my iPhone
Thanks, Annabel
I know just how you feel!
I didnt realise that it was now only in ebook form. I bought a used copy from Amazon so obviously it was in print once upon a time.
Ruth I loved an Episode of Sparrows - I think it was the first of hers I read.
Susan it would make a great TV adaptation. Apparently there is a film but by the sound of it it must be different from the novel - Rob has become an Italian, played by Rossano Brazzi. Ive no desire to see it.
I love those two as well, Liz. And yes, the Lakes - I didnt say so in my review but the novel made me long for an Italian summer.
Thanks Mystica. I plan to catch up with the ones I havent yet read.