Books and other good things
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- On Teads since: 23/03/2010
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- Country: United Kingdom
- Language: English
Brightening my inbox this morning was the nicest email from Deborah, thanking me for recommending Sue Gee's Reading in Bed which helped her through a recent illness. It's always lovely to hear that books I've enthused about have been similarly enjoyed by people who have picked them up as a result of my urging, but it's particularly gratifying to learn that a book has been useful in some way, or...
The ladies of Priorsford, "a busy, brisk community" in the Scottish Borders, pay calls on one another, knit socks, make marmalade, buy pan drops in Miss Smart's sweetshop, and live in rooms full of books and flowers with views over the Tweed valley and the hills at their backs. Much as in Cranford or Tilling, their days are passed in habitual fashion with newcomers ever a talking point and little...
" 'Picture to yourself an old house standing in a green glen through which runs a stream called the Laverlaw Water. There are lawns all round it, which run into the heather in the most enchanting way. The walled garden lies to the sun on the slope of the hillside, and, I am told, is a sight to see in its season, for Mrs. Elliot has 'a way' with flowers. She has also very definitely 'a way' with a...