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These all look very good. I have a copy of Island of Wings out from the library at the moment and hope to get to it soon. I love the covers of the Townsend Warner books - so appealing.


The covers are good, aren't they?
Island of Wings continues to engross me!


Island of Wings sounds wonderful - another for the list particularly if it can be compared with the historical strand of Night Waking which I absolutely adored!

I have a book of Sylvia Townsend Warner's short stories in a Virago edition and have read a few of them which seemed to fall into the camps of quirkily enchanting or just plain strange but I can see the reason why they are compared with Angela Carter. I must look out for the novels if they are being re-printed as they do sound fascinating.

Simon T

Hurrah for Sylvia Townsend Warner! I love Lolly Willowes, I think the writing is simply beautiful. I haven't read The Corner That Held Them (though I have it) but it's often mentioned as a favourite by STW fans.

I'm actually currently reading Summer Will Show, another STW novel, but finding it a big of a slog. The writing is beautiful, but a little dense.


Lolly Willowes is one of my favourite books & I've read TCTHT although I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I usually love books about nuns. I do love the latest covers though, just gorgeous.


I've finished TCTHT now and I think I see what you mean, Lyn.

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