Tag: twentieth century

When all times become one: A Fugue in Time

Posted February 19, 2017 by Lory in reviews / 12 Comments
When all times become one: A Fugue in Time

Rumer Godden, A Fugue in Time (1945) Rumer Godden’s storytelling style often involves shifts in time and point of view, sometimes within the same paragraph or even the same sentence. In A Fugue in Time, she made time-shifting the whole basis of the narrative, telling interwoven stories of three different generations within the same London […]

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Tea and Philosophy: Diary of a Provincial Lady

Posted December 6, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 16 Comments
Tea and Philosophy: Diary of a Provincial Lady

E. M. Delafield, Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930) I’ve seen this book mentioned as a favorite by many, and lauded as a comic classic, and when a Folio Society edition came my way at a very reasonable price, I couldn’t resist. So I finally got to encounter the “provincial lady” and see what she […]

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Margery Sharp ebooks now available!

Posted April 12, 2016 by Lory in announcements / 5 Comments
Margery Sharp ebooks now available!

Good news for lovers of Margery Sharp’s fiction: ten of her novels are newly available as ebooks from Open Road Media! To celebrate, I’m reposting my reviews of The Nutmeg Tree and Cluny Brown, which are among the wonderful and witty titles available, and I’ll be looking forward to enjoying the others in the coming […]

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A Party for Margery: Two by Margery Sharp

Posted January 25, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 11 Comments
A Party for Margery: Two by Margery Sharp

Margery Sharp, The Nutmeg Tree (1937) Margery Sharp, Cluny Brown (1944) When Fleur in Her World alerted me to the existence of a charming and witty but largely forgotten mid-20th-century novelist, I was glad to join in with the fun of celebrating Margery Sharp’s 110th birthday by reading and reviewing a book or two. And […]

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