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That sounds really interesting.
Bettie's Books 7 years ago
It was, she was, and so nicely written - no vainglory sought by Ms Whitaker. I have ordered A Royal Passion on the back of this - but I do now wonder if much will overlap as we had a fair amount of recounting Henrietta Maria in Paris. What the heck, if it is of the same standard I won't mind the doubling up so much.

The one thing about Margaret Cavendish, I sampled a smidgeon of her work for a close reading excercise, I have no urge to read her output. For me, it was enough that she was then and there, and made a point of following her nib the way a dog follows its nose. Fantastic.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
I'm still about 100pg from the ending - because I got to the point where I realized that eventually Margaret and William would die - and I just wasn't ready to read about that. I wouldn't want to have either of them as a houseguest - but they made a really lovely couple. I think I'll try and finish it up this weekend though.

Oh and I tried a bit of reading Margaret and yeah, it's not really something I'd want to sit and read all at once. I think I'm more interested in reading how she managed to write and publish than read her actual publications.
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
Also I have to admit that I HAD to stop reading and go google to see what their house looked like - and then saw that same "only the gatehouse was left" image! :)
Bettie's Books 7 years ago
Incredible woman, incredible times and I came away with the same opinion - they were a lovely couple.