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Elaine
Colchester, UK
Interests: opera, listening to music, blogging., reading, writing, going to the proms in the summer
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... that all sequels, prequels, add ons and heaven knows what else regarding the novels of Jane Austen are poor stuff. Not so I hear you cry and after that sweeping statement (as you all know by now I love... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Random Jottings
No I have not but it is now on my list. Thank you!
Hi Pam - yes somebody mentioned this book to me some time back and I tried it but just could not get on with it at all I am sorry to say
There are a lot of weird fanatics in the opera world. I have met one or two!!
Mellow? Me? seems to be a consensus that Sue dresses appllingly badly and I wonder why she does. A pretty face and lovely smile and she looks like she bought her clothes from oxfam
oh dear everyone seems to agree about Sue and her clothes!! I really dislike Djokovic and his trick of nipping off with an injury ha ha when he is in trouble
I have such fond memories of Dan Maskell. The current lot are abysmal I spend all my time cringing at the choice of clothese Sue wears. She is tiny so why does she wear those awful trouser suits that make her look so awful And as for Tracey austin...
I am not sure how he can be a nice person when his penchant for "injuries" at critical times is so obvious. I have to say that Djoko only started behaving like this when Boris was his coach
I was actually on the centre court when Evonne Goolagong won. She was a delightful person and yes pleased for Ash too
I am always at a loss when it finishes and takes me about a week to come down from the w hole thing. It was wonderful to have it back even though I rant
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Well the Wimbledon rant is done and dusted, the covers are on and the burblings of Messrs Castle and Lloyd are, thankfully, gone for another year and I can turn my mind to reviewing books which is what Random is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at Random Jottings
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I have had a few queries about my annual Wimbledon Rant. Where is it? I have been asked. Well, first of all it was just so wonderful to have Wimbledon back after last year’s cancellation that I did not feel... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at Random Jottings
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I have just written it!!
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Slightly Foxed is one of life's most wonderful pleasures. Their quarterly is always full of fascinating and interesting articles on books past and present and their own published books are also quirky and lovely to hold and to own. Over... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2021 at Random Jottings
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Well I am back and totally knackered but my knackerhood must be minimal compared to that of all the volunteers and organisers of the festival. Still I am having a quiet day today. About a month ago I had a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at Random Jottings
We were furious. Harvest House saved the Festival and we are so grateful to them We promote the Orwell Hotel on our website as a place to stay etc so as I am working on the website now I made sure they were taken off!!
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2021 on Felixstowe Book Festival 2021 at Random Jottings
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After last year when the Festival had to be hastily organised to go online, we were all hoping that 2021 might be better. Well, it is in a way but my goodness the amount of work that has gone in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2021 at Random Jottings
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I seem to be lapsing again and not posting as much as I should but I have found it difficult over the last year to keep going. I must persevere! I had a lovely weekend with the family at Orford... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2021 at Random Jottings
I was so hoping the husband would turn on her but in Delafield novels this rarely happens. I thought it was a frustrating book in many ways, not because of the writing or anything like that, but the main character was just so awful. the British Library are certainly keeping us going with interesting reprints. Dean Street Press are of the same ilk so do check them out
I actually have a copy of this published by Virago some while back. Time for a reread I think
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A reference in a magazine to The Diary of a Provincial Lady some thirty years ago sent me off on a quest to track down this author. The Diary is probably her most well known book but there were so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Random Jottings
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Back home today but have had a lovely few days in Orford staying at the Crown & Castle who upgraded me to a super room with a view of the Castle. Then a walk from Iken church to Snape, Maltings.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2021 at Random Jottings
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I have just read the latest Jacquot book Justice Done. A long gap betwee this one and the last Talking to the Sharks but the wait was worth it. I will always be grateful to the lovely publisher who sent... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2021 at Random Jottings
Oh dear. Sorry!!!! but you may really like it - this is why I do not usually diss a book as others will like what I don't. Just that I was disappointed in this when I had been looking forward to it. Are you reading Anne or Emily or others of LM Montgomery?
Toggle Commented May 27, 2021 on Reading Round up - Part Two at Random Jottings
One of my favourite books and I loved reading it all over again. I do wish the BBC and other channels would look at dramatising her works
Toggle Commented May 27, 2021 on Reading Round up - Part Two at Random Jottings