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On Texts From Pride and Prejudice

@melis @rayray Lucy Snowe oh God yes! enigmatic sexy ones from Monsieur Emmanuel, snide ones from Madame Beck, bitchy vain ones from Ginevra! PLEASE Melis!

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm 0

On From the Mailbag: Put on Your Crowdsourcing Hat

This is an amazing thread! "College" novels is how I describe my niche reading tastes (to myself, in my head). Stoner by John Williams, this year's The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis - do any of these apply for Q1 writer?

Seconding suggestions for Room & Marriage Plot for Q2's mother. Crimson Petal & the White also maybe? Wolf Hall AND Bringing up the Bodies perhaps? All that history can be really fascinating and great to read around & get your teeth into.

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 6:03 am 0

On From the Mailbag: Put on Your Crowdsourcing Hat

@dracula's ghost OMG I READ STONER!
Everyone I've recommended it too loved Stoner, it's amazing. I was going to recommend it for Q1 too!

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 5:56 am 0

On Stay-at-Home Dads and the Confrontation-Averse

@Speaking of cake, I have cake YES SO MUCH YES. Also, hello other Irish person! (I'm guessing?)

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 7:34 am 0

On Please Send Us Your Photos!

Oh my God, Edith, my phone died just last week, so I have lost all 1,700 of my photos from the last year. Way to go rubbing it in :(

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm 0

On The Mitfords: A Bibliography

Can't believe there's a Mitford's post- yelp!

I've read all the above and found Nancy's Noblesse Oblige in a Camden bookshop in London last year and ran out of the place laughing, feeling like I'd bought a first folio from under that guy's nose. In pursuit in utter fandom, I have also purchased a super old 6 DVD version of Love in a Cold Climate with Judi Dench and horrible HORRIBLE jumpers/dresses made in the 70s/80s/sometime old and tasteless.

Also, Waughs collected letters are awesome for Nancy wit.

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm 0