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Angela Thirkell
Birth date: January 30, 1890
Died: January 29, 1961
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 12 months ago
I was mildly disappointed that it wasn't a book of Christmas stories, but only very mildly. Lots of Laura and Tony, which I find hilarious and poignant. The last story has Laura going to London to shop during wartime. I think I mentioned elsewhere that I didn't like Thirkell so much during wartime: ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 1 year ago
Wild Strawberries was my first foray into the works of Thirkell and I believe I'll return to her work whenever I have a need for some fluffy interwar comfort read now that I've run out of E.F. Benson. This was a sweet story of a family that can only be described as ... chaotic. I guess, eccentric...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
This is the 3rd Angela Thirkell I've read so far (and finished - I DNF'd one last year), and it is, by far, the most biting, painfully hilarious of the lot yet. I say painfully because all those moments you wish would happen in books, when the evil/nasty/rude character is at work, happen in this bo...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 3 years ago
After finishing Chernobyl Prayer I needed something lighthearted and fun to read and High Rising was the perfect choice. Set in a British small town, a group of its residents come together to prevent an "unsuitable" marriage, which might possibly rupture the peaceful country life of Low and High Ris...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
I hate to do this to an Angela Thirkell book, because I've truly enjoyed every other book of hers I've read so far, but I can't keep on. I don't like Richard, who, as of page 63, is the main character. He's sulky and immature and even worse, he's starting to moon over a woman his mother's age who...
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