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Dark Puss

Yes it is available from my local public libraries so I will be reading it. Whether subtle, beautiful sentences will work with me I'm not so sure (unremitting sex and violence being my sort of thing of course ...) and I have lost my moral compass somewhere in Switzerland so whether navigating the sentences will be easy I do not know.

Thank you for yet another book I would never have chosen for myself.

DP xxx


I read this a while back -- look forward to hearing what people think of it.


Have not heard of Elizabeth Jenkins but found the linked article very interesting. Am ordering the book and look forward to reading it.


I just ordered it!

Mary McCartney

Excellent! I bought this recently and haven't read it yet.


I'm in and have just ordered. Have failed to read Iris though but will enjoy reading your and others comments on it.

Simon T

I've been meaning to read this for years, so I'll be joining in. And I believe the cover is the work of the wonderful Alice Tait? I link to her website under my 'places of beauty' section.


I love that book, it is a gem. I read it some time ago but I can still remember the character of Blanche. I went through a phase of reading Viragos with their lovely covers but this was easily one of the best. Perhaps I will re read it now.


This sounds like a fascinating book and I have yet to read any Jenkins so would love to join you in reading (and writing about) it.

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