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Women's Wit & Wisdom ~ March 24th

“Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.”

~ Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), Anglo-Irish Novelist


#226 The House in Paris

Blindly adhering to one (very long) list of books does guarantee something from every book I read: not necessarily a guarantee that the book will be good or that I will enjoy it, sometimes simply that it’s well regarded, that it might be useful to relate to future reads or that (if the opportunity should ever arise) I could mention it in a conservation to good effect. 623 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Eva Trout: a Woman in Need of a Friend

For this month’s Something Rhymed activity, Emma Claire and I decided to each read something by one of our current profiled authors: Eva Trout… 734 more words

L.M. Montgomery

On THE HEAT OF THE DAY by Elizabeth Bowen, and Other Matters

Current reading is THE HEAT OF THE DAY, by Elizabeth Bowen,

a story set in World War 2 London. This line arrested me:

She was lucky … in being left with Chilcombe Street: few wives of men called up remained placed as they were before. 1,100 more words


Elizabeth Bowen: A Time in Rome

At some point reasonably soon, I intend to go and explore Rome seriously, so when I came across this in a secondhand bookshop, and because it’s in the generally reliable… 197 more words

Travel Writing

Vienna Waits and Paris Won't Run Away

Good Evening Wanna-Bes,

In the hours after finishing Briony’s novel, while waiting for the library to fill my request, to supply me with a copy of… 508 more words