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I fell in love with this book so I followed up on Joan Bodger's life--and almost wished I hadn't; so much tragedy but she surmounted it and left a good mark on the world--starting with this book.


What an extraordinary coincidence! And in this heat....hope it is sorted soon.

Lori, the eclectic book gatherer

Hello, I've been thinking of buying this book, it does sound very good, and it has a lovely designed cover.


Oh, how sad!


Fingers crossed, all is well now. We were thinking that it was good it was mid-summer and not winter that this had occurred: bailing, etc., in the dark and cold.


The cover is lovely, and it's a very pleasant read indeed so far.

Mrs. Pom

I read this a few years ago and it holds a special place on my bookshelf. Just an enchanting book and I think I will pull it out to reread this summer. Good luck on the drain saga!


It looks like being a lovely book to dip back into from time to time, and the very thing to send a person off down all sorts of reading trails.


I just love that you casually looked ahead in the book and there, fair and square, was an extraordinary coincidence and link with RLS. Wonderful!


RLS was very much a local laddie as his birthplace is just yards from my door. His house is closer to the river than ours, and I daresay in those days drains and general miasma in that area may well have been a problem.


I am so sorry to hear about the drains! Ours blocked last summer, and it was not fun. Very glad to know the tidal wave has abated, as it were, and that normal life can recommence!


Yes, here's to normal life!

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