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Elizabeth Bowen
Birth date: June 07, 1899
Died: February 22, 1973
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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 6 months ago
A group of rich people cling on to their privilege as the Irish troubles reach crisis point. I didn't enjoy Bowen's overly descriptive style and I couldn't sympathise with any of the characters. Others have enjoyed it and Susan Hill raved about it (which was why I picked it up), but it was not in an...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
An anthology of 22 short comedic pieces, I picked this up on impulse at a UBS, because I'd never read any of the authors before (correction: I've read Wodehouse) and there were more than a couple names here that I'd often felt like I should have read, but hadn't; I was afraid they'd be weighty and, ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: radio-4, autumn-2011, published-1949, fradio, wwii Read from October 29 to November 06, 2011 *Sunday Classic Serial.BBC blurbs - Adapted by Tristram Powell and Honor Borwick. Elizabeth Bowen's wartime novel of betrayal adapted from a screenplay by Harold Pinter. Part love story, part...
Edward rated it 6 years ago
IntroductionFirst Stories--Breakfast--Daffodils--The Return--The Confidante--Requiescat--All Saints--The New House--Lunch--The Lover--Mrs Windermere--The Shadowy Third--The Evil that Men Do ----Sunday Evening--Coming HomeThe Twenties--Ann Lee's--The Parrot--The Visitor--The Contessina--Human Habitat...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 6 years ago
My paperback copy from the 80s has disintegrated along with the glue, and long before I got to all the stories. The handful of supernatural stories such as "The Demon Lover" are really wonderful. I'm too stubborn and completist to give up on the mess so I'm working through this a chunk of pages at a...
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