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China Court

I really enjoyed this novel of life in an English country house throughout five generations. Although the characters at first were confusing (the author jumps around with time periods and you have to keep your head together while reading), I became enamored of the main character, Ripsie, pretty quickly. 261 more words


Rumer Godden's A Fugue in Time, or Take Three Tenses

I’ve never quite known how to classify Rumer Godden:  are her books classics?  Are they pop fiction?  Do we admit we read Rumer Godden? Or do we not mention her? 755 more words

"Deeply Satisfying"

I came across a gathering of writerly words that I wanted to share with you:

“Let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.”         William Osler… 279 more words

Jean Renoir

In a previous post of mine

“on aesthetic and cultural appreciation of literature and film; my favorite directors”


I discussed two of my favorite directors: Yasujirō Ozu and Robert Bresson. 759 more words

Roger W. Smith

One From the Archive: 'The Lady and the Unicorn' by Rumer Godden ****

Rumer Godden’s The Lady and The Unicorn, which was first published in 1937, is the 630th entry upon the Virago Modern Classics list. As with The River and The Villa Fiorita, both republished by Virago at the same time, … 747 more words