The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
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February 20, 2014

More of a must-read now...

'Washington Square is perhaps the only novel in which a man has successfully invaded the feminine field and produced work comparable to Jane Austen's,' said Graham Greene. {read on Goodreads}

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JoAnn said...

Washington Square is a wonderful novel...of course my opinion may have been influenced by seeing Dan Stevens in the role of Morris on Broadway last year. I read the book after seeing the play ;)

Cosy Books said...

We can talk about Washington Square tomorrow...where did you find a copy of The View from Downshire Hill?! I would sacrifice a body part to find it.

Audrey said...

JoAnn, I remember that you saw it1 I will not, of course, be imagining Mr. S. as I read it. No. Not for a minute.

Darlene, one of the perks of my university job is library privileges... They have Persephones! (none of our public libraries seem to buy them) and British mysteries long before they're published here!! and Elizabeth Jenkins!!! It's unbelievably wonderful. The V from DH is funny and calm and lovely. I hope you find a copy (and keep your limbs...) I wish I could keep this one.

Bellezza said...

We once had a restaurant in our town named Washington Square. I always thought it was because it sat on Washington Street. What an idiot, not to get the reference.

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