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Alex he can be patchy and I didnt really take to his last one before this. But when he is on form he is amazing. And yes, A Long Long Way really should have won the Booker. Hope you will like this one.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Temporary Gentleman at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks, Darlene. Im sure you wont be disappointed.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Temporary Gentleman at Harriet Devine's Blog
Sounds lovely. Must chase this up! Thanks.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Well, I find them wherever! online, obviously. There are a few websites that post art, and theres pinterest which is good too. Glad you love them -- I do too.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks, Fariba. You are quite right, she was a Christian Scientist, but a Theosophist as well. Interesting woman all round.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on T. Tembarom at Harriet Devine's Blog
Oh hooray Elaine -- so glad you love it and many thanks for the recommendation!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on Shiny New Books at Random Jottings
Yes indeed!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Id never heard of him either, Carol, but I agree it is a lovely painting. I shall be looking out for more of his work.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
I'm sure your Alexander teacher would disapprove greatly of my slumped reading position. I don't know where my preference for reading in bed first started, but it's been that way for as long as I can remember. I've got my feet up on the sofa as I write this (and a hot water bottle on my knee). Cosy.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
I totally agree, Pam! I never read sitting up unless forced to (in a train or waiting room etc) -- beds and sofas for me all the way.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on Girl Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Nice comment Teresa. I like the point about raising the stakes. I agree about the two books -- comparisons are pointless really as both are great in different ways.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2014 on North and South at Harriet Devine's Blog
No I havent seen that one, Lyn -- though I shall certainly seek it out. Great actors, so it must be a goodie.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2014 on North and South at Harriet Devine's Blog
No need!
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2014 on North and South at Harriet Devine's Blog
Hi Carol -- great to hear from a northerner defending northerners. As Ive said in another comment, yes, the north is indeed really beautiful. I lived in West Lancs, a real beauty spot, and used to go up to the Lakes regularly. And also I must say I found the people there very warm and open on the whole compared to folks down south. I dont think I ever saw the TV adaptation of this novel, but its there on YouTube so I shall get to it.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2014 on North and South at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes Darlene, imagining Henry there was fascinating. Do give Gaskell a go -- I think youd love her.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2014 on North and South at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes Nancy, considering England is such a tiny country, the divide is very strongly marked even now. Of course the north is also very beautiful -- when I first went to live and work there, Id imagined it was all wall to wall factories, and thats so not true -- the countryside is glorious. I also wondered about my ancestor and Higgins -- Henry did become an overseer like HIggins, which I found very interesting.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2014 on North and South at Harriet Devine's Blog
Mystica, Gaskell is great. Enjoy!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2014 on North and South at Harriet Devine's Blog
I havent read the Lost Prince but Hesperus is just bringing out a new reprint!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2014 on T. Tembarom at Harriet Devine's Blog
Hooray and welcome Danielle. Only 6 days to go.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on Shiny New Books at Harriet Devine's Blog
Loveliness of the site mainly due to the techies, Helen -- that's Annabel and Simon -- though we all had an input into the design. Thanks -- we think it's a good idea too!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on Shiny New Books at Harriet Devine's Blog
Yes Darlene -- maybe buy another bookcase!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on Shiny New Books at Harriet Devine's Blog
Great Nancy. I think you'll find a lot to interest you!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on Shiny New Books at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks Lyn. We are excited too!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on Shiny New Books at Harriet Devine's Blog
Excellent Angela! Thanks.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on Shiny New Books at Harriet Devine's Blog
Claire Im sure you will love it!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on Shiny New Books at Harriet Devine's Blog