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dovegreyreader
Devon, U.K.
Community nurse once upon a time, now Shire-dweller & Dartmoor wanderer usually with book in hand or quilt in mind...
Interests: reading, quilting, books, walking, gardening,
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Lee I did contact you. I'm wondering if you ever received my message?
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Timothy, thank you so much for leaving a comment. This post is a constant joy for the way people like you find it and remember Miss Noblett and express their gratitude. So pleased all is well for you and yours.
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Well of course I was going to love a book that occasionally references the music and lyrics of Joni Mitchell as a reminder of life’s foibles. Court and Spark makes an appearance in Troubled Blood , as do several of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at dovegreyreader scribbles
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In the same way that I had no idea I wanted to go to Trebizond with Rose Macaulay, I really had no intention of reading my way to Brazil until a copy of Brazil That Never Was by Dr Andrew... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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More gremlins! I've just republished the post and it's working on my desktop now in Chrome...is it working on yours Maggie?
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I've admired Catherine Hyde's artwork for years, but without realising it via the cards that come from lovely friends on birthdays, high days and holidays with the beautiful pictures. I do usually look for the artist's name but it takes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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I know! I probably wasn't the only one who begged and pleaded with them for a fast fix on the basis that we all need this means of conversation to be there for us right now. Well done Typepad.
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Nice to hear from you Simon. For some reason you'd blocked me on Twitter as dovegreyreader, so I'd lost touch with your literary adventures. And now I've given up Twitter anyway so I'm really out of the loop!
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Testing testing...I think comments are mended!
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‘Take my camel dear,” said my Aunt Dot as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.’ A priceless pearl among that string of wonderful first lines from novels and on a par with the fame... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Oh yes, very sadly she died last year. It was lovely to have met up with her again after all those years. She hadn’t changed a bit!
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PENNY: Don’t worry, it won’t be hard to keep up, we’ll be going proper slow!
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SUE: it will be so good to have the thoughts of those who have already tucked this under their belt. And interesting to see how the book has settled in the imagination too.
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FRAN : If only we’d known what was ahead Fran! I did actually head into Waterstones a few days before publication to plead for a copy on the basis I didn’t think I’d be going into Plymouth again for quite a while so we were obviously aware. My pleas fell on deaf ears, apparently they get fined if they break an embargo. Interestingly I feel ready for it now and clearly others do too, so your thoughts will be very welcome.
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I’m not a Zoom person Rebecca but it will be good to keep in touch via this and other than meeting outside Boots!
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Yes, I struggled with the doom laden aspects too and yet I did so want to read it. When I start again it will be my fourth read of the first 130 pages!
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Oh Kate I know, it would be so much easier and it’s always difficult when we’ve got used to something and then it changes. Typepad assure me they are now working on a fix so I’m hoping it won’t be too long. In the meantime I’ve suggested we head up replies with the name of the person we’re replying to which might help a little. All other suggestions welcome.
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I think we’re going to manage it this time, with a bit of encouragement and mutual support!
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Firstly a few housekeeping details... an update on the Comments, or lack of, situation Thank you to those who let me know there were gremlins and my apologies to Handheld Press that it happened on the very day I had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Apologies, the comments seem to have gone off on a frolic of their own and I know some of you haven't been able to find them or leave one. The Typepad fairies are on the case but for now I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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'It has given place to the age of melodrama, when nothing is too strange to happen, and no one is ever surprised.' My next foray into the writing of Rose Macaulay was Potterism - A Tragi-Farcical Tract, first published in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at dovegreyreader scribbles
Thank you Susan it was a lovely day and six of us were able to gather in the garden for the evening. We wrapped up warm and star gazed which was lovely. I have a lovely book of Mary Azarian prints too. I wrote to her years ago and ordered a copy, and she also gave me permission to use her pictures here? I never tire of looking at them. I hope you are staying safe and well.
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Thank you Val. I have to say it was The Towers of Trebizond that got me up hooked. Although there is a bit of religious pondering towards the end, very much reflecting Rose’s own dilemmas, it is consistently wry and laugh aloud funny.
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Thank you, I make it last for days with Boxing Birthday and so on, you are well within the time frame!
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Thank you Jude and waving to you all the way over there. Summer is icumen in for you now I expect.
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