— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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October 15, 2010

Perfect intelligent escapist comfort reading



The Charming Quirks of Others, the newest Isabel Dalhousie book, came in from the library on Wednesday, and (what's the word I'm looking for?) hoarding it for a rainy afternoon. I'm also trying to catch up with A Conspiracy of Friends, the third Corduroy Mansions serial now being published in The Telegraph. (I missed the second one, and it's not available here yet, but that doesn't seem to matter.) Speaking of hoarding, I've got it coming in RSS and podcasts, so I may read, or listen, or both.  It's nice to see something of Pimlico in the meantime.

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2 comments:

El said...

This looks wonderful. I'll definitely check it out for a rainy day. Thanks for the tip!

Chrissy said...

Rather late in the day to comment on this but I wanted to thank you for the lovely clip about that loveliest of authors.
The only problem is, it made me terribly homesick for London!
(I found you on Book snob, BTW).

Thank you for visiting!

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