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Carl V.

Yet another of your book reviews that makes me want to add to my list of potential gifts for my wife.

Its been too long since I've been over here and I am hoping that all is well with you and that you are enjoying your summer!

Danielle

Carl--I think both your wife and I could do with a new Maisie Dobbs mystery! :) It has been too long and I have been very remiss in keeping up with blog reading as well! As for Molly Keane--I am enjoying her work very much and am looking forward to reading more of her work! Hope you're having a good summer, too!

Cornflower

Somerville and Ross wrote The Irish RM books (RM being Resident Magistrate). I've never read them, but they were televised here years ago and were wonderfully entertaining, and when my excellent history teacher Mrs. Skinner appeared on "Mastermind", she chose them as her specialist subject ( I bet knowing that has made all the difference to you!).

sherry

You had better hunt down some Somerville and Ross. You need them. They will enrich your reading of Mollie Keane's books. Oh, and they are glorious fun! The Irish RM is a collection of stories about the hapless RM, so it is easy to read in bits.

Dorothy W.

How interesting! This would be a fascinating world to read about, and I think it would also be fun to see how a 17-year-old manages all of it. I wouldn't have been able to write a novel at that age, certainly! (and still can't...). Your project of reading her novels in order sounds really great.

OolooKitty

Oh, yes, I love Molly Keane -- I have a whole shelf of her books, and I've pretty much enjoyed everything I've read. And although I'm not pro-hunting (yick!) I am very horsey and LOVE that aspect of her books; all those girls she writes about are so much braver in their breakneck dashes across the country than I could ever be.

You have a lot of fun reading ahead of you!!!

Debby

These sound like just my kind of books, only I would want the guy to have his girl in the end. :)

Tara

This sounds good, though like you I am not so interested in the hunting/fishing/dogs aspects of the novel.

kimbofo

Sounds fab. And believe me, I'm not from the horsey hunting world, but I managed to work on a (world famous) magazine about that subject for many years. It was completely different to anything I'd ever experienced before!

Danielle

Cornflower--How interesting--thanks for the info. I will have to look these up now--anything compared to Molly Keane must be good. Mastermind must be like our Jeopardy--it just makes me all the more curious! :)
Sherry--What have you not read?? :) I think I will have see if my library carries them. Once again one book leads to another...
Dorothy--I was impressed that someone so young wrote the novel. It was well done--not as sophisticated as another, later novel I read by her earlier this year, but she certainly had a knack for storytelling. I'm really looking forward to reading her books and hope I stick with this little reading project (since I stray easily).
Oolookitty--I'm not into hunting either, but it's a really fascinating world to read about. I wouldn't have been so daring either. I think I have all her novels now, and can't wait to make my way through them. So far I'm really enjoying The Entry.
Debby--I don't think I will give anything away by saying that things are tied up nicely at the end! I expect the same to be true of The Entry, which I am reading now.
Tara--It was the other aspects the novel that really drew me in. I'll be interested to see if this is a theme that is carried through all her novels.
Kimbofo--I know you've read her work before--I really liked this (and loved Two Days in Aragon). This world, though, is about as far from my own as I can get--I don't think I could ever fit in. I wonder what this world is like now? Isn't fox hunting illegal now in the UK? It must have been quite an experience to work in this environment!

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