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So glad you loved it Christine. And how lovely that it gave you such a great activity to do with your mother. It certainly is an exceptionally good book.
Magic buttons! School must be pleased with your donations!
Do read it, Liz -- I'm sure you'll love it!
I hope so too Lory -- he definitely needs to be better known.
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Yes Liz I shall certainly start considering myself discerning. I'm happy to discover I'm not alone. But what were the Baileys judges thinking of?
Tedious is right, Ann. What a shame, really. And slightly worrying that it's had such praise heaped on it.
I have watched Fake or Fortune Helen -- great programme, much more entertaining than this novel IMO. I son't think I'd have read it on the strength of the blurbs alone, and indeed might have been put off, but the publisher or rather publicist was so pushy I gave in. Oh well.
Love this post!
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Lovely post. I can hardly wait for the next instalment.
Thanks for this interesting comment, Anne. I'm going to edit the post to put in a link. What a wonderful painter he was.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2016 on William Sergeant Kendall at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks for this! I've immediately gone and bought the Barnard despite not being terribly fond of Kindle -- I'm stockpiling books on there, but keep picking up real books instead. However I've read a couple of Barnards in the past and enjoyed them very much, so you never know. Meanwhile, keep these reviews coming!
Toggle Commented May 16, 2016 on A Plethora of Detectives (2) at Random Jottings
Thanks for this! Yes shes a good writer. Im looking forward to my next one of hers.
This makes sense. Clever of you to find it!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2016 on Boy with Book at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks Claire. I think Ive just been overdoing it. Ive had two peaceful days at home not doing much and already feeling quite a bit better.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2016 on Breakfast in the Garden at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks Helen. Yes Im definitely on the mend. And yes the picture is lovely -- hoping for some warm days next week!
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2016 on Breakfast in the Garden at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks Joan. Sorry to hear the bad changeable weather is your end as well. WE all need a long blast of warm sun, I think.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2016 on Breakfast in the Garden at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks Liz -- seems to be a bit of an epidemic. Im back home and determined to nurse myself back to health!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2016 on Breakfast in the Garden at Harriet Devine's Blog
Amazing review -- glad you shelled out for this. I must have read Gouge many years ago but have no recollection of what or when.
It would have been very interesting to read this during pregnancy, though I think anyone whos gone through it will be able to relate. Yes, its beautifully written!
Lovely post.
Yes Nancy the autobiographical elements are interesting. But its really what she makes of them that make this book so special. I've never read National Velvet, amazingly enough!
I'm sure you will love this one, Darlene. I don't think I've read anything else by Bagnold (but given my memory these days, I might have!).
Oh for some warm sunny days by the sea!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2016 on Reading on the Beach at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks for the link -- I will definitely check out this site!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2016 on Reading on the Beach at Harriet Devine's Blog
I think you will love her!