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Judith Thurman
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Minor Characters
Minor Characters rated it 9 years ago
Gigi: very good, but the ending rang false.Julie de Carneilhan: beautiful style, even though the story was completely unmemorable.Chance Acquaintances: excellent, the best of the lot.
Lotus wild over sakura
Lotus wild over sakura rated it 10 years ago
"But what is the heart, madame? It's worth less than people think. It’s quite accommodating, it accepts anything. You give it whatever you have, it's not very particular. But the body... Ha! That's something else again! It has a cultivated taste, as they say, it knows what it wants. A heart doesn't ...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 10 years ago
This is the first of four novels tracking the life of winsome, clever Claudine. The story opens with the famously familiar sentence: My name is Claudine, I live in Montigny; I was born there in 1884; I shall probably not die there. Claudine's certitude and confidence propels her through her life, an...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 11 years ago
I picked this up because I had read and enjoyed Thurman's Isak Dinesen The Life of a Storyteller. Overall, Thurman can write and makes wonderful use of the language.However, there are far too many essays about fashion for a non-fashionista like me to really, truly, enjoy the book. I doubt really ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 12 years ago
When I was lucky enough to travel to Denmark, was I excited by all history? By the beautiful castles? By the wonderful food? No. I was over the moon because I could go to Isak Dinesen's (Karen Blixen's) house. While there, I broke one of my cardinal rules, don't buy a book aboard that you can g...
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