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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 7 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...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 2 years ago
If like me you read a lot of spooky story collections, you will come across the same stories every so often. But it's okay. If you're like me and don't have the best memory for the plot points of what you've read years before, it's almost like reading it for the first time with a slight sense of dej...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 2 years ago
If like me you read a lot of spooky story collections, you will come across the same stories every so often. But it's okay. If you're like me and don't have the best memory for the plot points of what you've read years before, it's almost like reading it for the first time with a slight sense of dej...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 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
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...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 6 years ago
Abridged version of my review posted on Edith’s Miscellany on 18 October 2013 In her 1955 novel A World of Love the Anglo-Irish author Elizabeth Bowen evokes the atmosphere of a decayed rural manor in County Cork, Ireland, in the early 1950s to tell the story of Antonia Montefort, Lilia Danby and ...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
Introduction--The Heat of the Day
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: film-only, autumn-2012, britain-ireland, lifestyles-deathstyles, published-1929, period-piece Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Laura Read from August 31 to September 01, 2012 http://youtu.be/6EDmYfR9R5EMichael Gambon ... Sir Richard NaylorTom Hickey ... O'BrienKeeley Hawes ... Lois Farq...
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