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It’s brilliant. Well worth seeking out
Simon the only other novel of hers I’ve tried is Summer will Show. It was a long time ago but I remember I didn’t get on with it. Love her short stories so much. And am really pleased I finally read this one.
I agree in fact = not a great likeness but a very charming painting
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2019 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Totally Liz - so glad I finally got around to reading it.
That’s how I used to feel Annabel. So glad I did in the end. Hope you love it as much as I did.
How lovely this sounds, though I can see why she thought they were sad. Interesting decision of the executors to override her desires about publication. Thanks for this review. I've reviewed Lolly Willowes - here's the link: https://harrietdevine.typepad.com/harriet_devines_blog/2019/07/lolly-willowes-by-sylvia-townsend-warner.html
Thanks for the kind comment. I loved the novel so much! and so agree about her style of writing which is superb. And yes she makes you smile too.
I’ve just read Lolly Willowes for the first time and it certainly won’t be the last. It is a stunning novel. I believe I tried Summer Will Show and didn’t get on too well with it. I think it’s time I gave it another go - I know it’s in the bookshelf somewhere.
Great review - sounds like a wonderful collection!
Thanks Helen. It is a brilliant story and I’m sure must appear elsewhere. The edition I bought is quite hard to get hold of, I think.
Exciting - I'm really looking forward to the reviews. I have just read Lolly Willowes and will be reviewing it soon, but meanwhile I have posted a re-rum of a review I wrote about 18 months ago. Here is the link: https://harrietdevine.typepad.com/harriet_devines_blog/2019/07/its-sylvia-townsend-warner-reading-week-over-on-a-gallimaufry-ive-just-finished-reading-lolly-willowes-and-will-post-a-r.html
Yes Susan I was delighted to run across it!
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2019 on Woman Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Thanks,. Elizabeth. That makes sense!
Yes this sounds right for a lazy summer read! I’m now part way into the Thirteenth Tale and though I’m quite enjoying it, it doesn’t seem to me to be a great as this one.
Ann I liked it so much I’m tempted to buy a hard copy!
Thanks Victoria. I have already started listening to The Thirteenth Tale and will probably go on to the third book. I tried the Essex Serpent but didn’t take to it that much though I agree abut the cover!
Thanks for this comment. I have read and enjoyed many of the books you mention and I agree he is brilliant at his best. Glad to hear you are enjoying this latest novel.
Oh dear - I wouldn’t want to put you off! I know plenty of people loved it so maybe give it a go anyway.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2019 on Recent Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
Glad to hear not alone Liz
Toggle Commented May 7, 2019 on Recent Reading at Harriet Devine's Blog
It is a great read Annabel - I’m sure you’ll love it.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2019 on Shiny review at Harriet Devine's Blog
Izzy I think it would be a perfect way to you. Enjoy!
Yes the Swedes appear to drink gallons of coffee in these novels and other scandi noir ones I’ve read. It doesn’t suit Martin Beck but he drinks it anyway! I’ve read ad enjoyed The Laughing Policeman too
It’s certainly a great series Kay - glad to hear you are in agreement.
Great to have a whole set Kaggsy - I’ve only read them piecemeal. Reading this certainly whetted my appetite for more!
Glad to find another admirer. They are novels that definitely can stand re-reading.