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I love this book! Not sure I'll have time to reread it this but I'll certainly try.


I read this at school. I remember writing an essay about the cricket scene (which I think was supposed to be full of all kinds of symbolism) arguing that it was an attempt at regaining the reader's interest in an otherwise utterly tedious novel. I didn't get a very good mark but it was a wonderfully cathartic essay to write!


Hey, I am reading this book right now as a matter of fact. Maybe for once I'll have finished it before your discussion rather than long after it! :)

Julie Fredericksen

I've never heard of this book. I'm looking forward to it. Off to read Death Comes for the Archbishop.


Good choice. I read this ages ago and loved it -- and just recently read another LP Hartley, The Shrimp and the Anemone. He is an excellent writer and I think everyone will enjoy it!


Yes I've read it, and have good though vague memories. Tine for a re-read!

I've also got his Shrimp and the Anemone trilogy, so am glad to see Harriet mention it above.

Lisa Guidarini

I've read it, but not for ages. It's a fantastic book!

claire (kiss a cloud)

If I get a copy in time, will read with you. I've been wanting to read this. :)

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