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Dark Puss

I have nearly finished a lovely book that Dr Victoria Best gave me Colette's France by Jane Gilmour. I can do no better that to quote from Gilmour's review in WWD:

Gilmour got involved with Colette years ago, studying her first at school and then doing a Ph.D. in literature on the writer at the Sorbonne. “For me, Colette succeeded in making the abstract become real, using the physical world of the senses to reveal the inner world of the mind,” she says.


I have that one in my tbr pile! Glad to hear you're enjoying it.


Apart from reading I do like reorganising my books every once in a while and sort of renew the relationship. I wish you some really nice encounters today too. I've just started Findings ánd Waterlight (a reread) both by Kathleen Jamie so my reading will be good and diverting.


Thank you, Cath!
(You've reminded me that I've still not ready any Kathleen Jamie.)

kim williams

I should be stripping and sanding the bedroom ready for decorating but I have just started Alexander McCall Smith, The full cupboard of life, and also have Jane Gardam, Bilgewater that i'm itching to read.


I can see why the stripping, etc. is taking second place, Kim. Happy reading!

Joan Kyler

I will be fleeing Philadelphia and the moaning and hacking of my cold ridden husband for a few hours in the country with my niece, her husband, and my charming grandniece. The weather is gorgeous and if I leave soon, I'll avoid traffic.

Tomorrow, there are Sunday crosswords and I'll finish Donna Leon's newest book, By Its Cover. She makes me long for the tramezzini we ate in Venice. I may have to open a bottle of prosecco and make my own little sandwiches.



Lory @ Emerald City Book Review

I'm enjoying my first time reading Barchester Towers, and also dipping into This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart when I need a break from all the clerical squabbling.

Liz Davey

Been there, still dealing with the aftermath ... however, the upside is that hidden treasures resurface!

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