Tag Archive: Angela Thirkell

Well what’s one to do when Balzac takes a bath?

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The other night I’d been enjoying a long soak in the bath engrossed in my book, The Chouans , the first volume of novels comprising Balzac’s The Human Comedy. Thus far, I’ve enjoyed it far more than… Continue reading

Ain’t it always the way?

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  Just as my future begins to look bright, dictators start threatening to blow us all up. That’s one of the many aspects of Vera Brittain’s story that chimed with me when I… Continue reading

‘Wild Strawberries’ and holiday reads.

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We’re two weeks into the #20 Books of Summer reading challenge, and so far I’ve only finished two books. I’m aware that I’ve already fallen behind but I’m not worried as tomorrow I’m… Continue reading

View over the top of my book #22

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I’ve given up trying to write any sort of book review for today’s post as I’m currently nursing (furiously shouting at) a dying computer. As there was the greatest possibility that my frustration… Continue reading

Nothing quite lifts the spirits like a weekend spent in 1938 with Angela Thirkell!

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When Karen at Kaggsys Bookish Ramblings announced that she and Simon from Stuck in a Book were launching the 1938 club, I couldn’t wait to join in the fun. After some frustrated shelf foraging, I quick… Continue reading