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You will be busy! If you manage to squeeze in the Tana French, I wonder if you'd like to post a review of it on SNB? But you probably feel you've got quite enough on your plate as it is!
I would have to nominate The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney, which also involves a lot of tracking through the Canadian wastes of snow. Great novel. I haven't read this one of your, but sounds like I'd enjoy it. Mind you, I love the heat, or at least the level of it we have here -- yours sounds pretty bad!
Yes indeed Claire. Whatever the story, she seems awfully keen to get the letter sealed in a hurry!
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Yes I'm sure it's for sealing wax -- and the light is coming from some other brighter form of illumination. I see Claire has spotted this below as well. Probably you are right about the parents, though I suppose we'll never know for sure.
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No I don't know if she's married or not, just guessed it from the guilty look on her face. But as Lisa says below, she could just as easily be a young woman writing to her lover behind her parents' back. Probably more likely, in fact, given the era -- perhaps painting an adulteress would be a step too far. As for the candle, see Lisa's comment below.
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Thanks Danielle. I think youre too modest. Hope you enjoy the new-to-you blogs. Such fun to discover new people! Harriet Devine 6 La Marelle, 50240 Montanel, France
Interesting -- you obviously have a soft spot for foreign detectives, whereas I prefer the English variety. Each to his own, though.
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Time I gave them a go, methinks.
Ann and Carol, you are so right. Too many great books, too little time.
FHB is a wonderful writer, though I must admit I prefer her childrens' books. The Secret Garden is probably somewhere near the top of my list of all-time favourite books. Anyone who hasn't read her is in for a huge treat! Thanks for this, Elaine.
I love it too, Alex and was thinking much the same thing!
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Thanks -- knew we could count on you!
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Oh do join in Thomas -- it would be great to see your choices. You could even pick your own letter if you wanted -- or I could give you the letter S!
We are indeed. Hooray for us :)
Yes, thats more or less what I found. A mystery! But thanks for trying.
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Me too, Cynthia -- Id love that table for myself!
Yes, wasnt I lucky to get an F. Still had to do quite a bit of thinking, though not where the flowers were concerned!
Do give Trollope a go, Annabel -- I cant believe you wouldnt like him.
Mary, laughing when I should have shuddered is rather a habit of mine too. In fact I think the second one is funnier than the first, but both so well worth reading!
Glad you like them, Jane. I had so much fun choosing. I adore Trollope so was happy to be able to include Framley, which you will certainly love.
Hope you can find them, Nancy. Mantel is such a versatile writer, and these are very special.
Very fun indeed -- I'm enjoying reading the ones I've seen so far!
Carol I hope Simon will find some way of publishing ones that don't have a home to go to! If not, send yours to me and I will post it as a guest blog -- I'd be delighted to do that if you want. Yes the last painting was a bit of a shocker -- my interpretation quite wrong too, so hooray for Dark Puss!
Yes, I was pleased with F! Though it's very hard to think of anything at all at first, or I found it so, anyway.
How fascinating! I've just been looking at The Thorny Path and I can see it is obviously another version -- and obviously my reading of the picture is incorrect, though it does look as if the woman at the back is actually attacking the younger woman, which is not the case in the other picture. I much prefer this version, and look forward to seeing it in the Musee d'Orsay. How very clever and useful of you to have found all this out. Many thanks.
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