Sunday, November 8, 2009

Library Loot/November 8




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I've brought home Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont a couple times, but haven't had a chance to read it. I have been told the film is wonderful, but I really want to read the book first. This will be my second book by Elizabeth Taylor. I wrote about the first one here.

I read about Marcia Williams' My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright at Darlene's blog, and was enchanted. I left a comment asking if she had read Raymond Briggs' Ethel & Ernest (a wonderful book which I highly recommend) and she wrote back suggesting When The Wind Blows.

Addendum: My Secret War Diary is one of the best 'J' books ever. I read about a third but quit because I wanted to read my own book. I wish it had been around when my kids were younger. I didn't read the Briggs book for the same reason. And I wasn't in the mood for Mrs. Palfrey. I believe this is the third time I've brought it home, and I think I have finally realized that I just don't want to read it.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Nan, thanks for suggesting these books...I will definetly check these out. Hope all is well in New England as we approach Thanksgiving...

    Best,
    Kary

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  2. I love, love, love the movie Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, but had never thought to track down the book. Can't wait to hear what you think.

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  3. Nan, When the Wind Blows is wonderful (albeit devastating)! Try and track down the DVD too, if you can.

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  4. Kary, I so look forward to reading each of them. The weather is amazing here today- upper 50s and sunny!

    Aisling, I plan to watch it as soon as I finish the book.

    Paperback Reader, I'll check out the dvd when I finish the book. Thanks.

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  5. Hi Nan, Taylor writes very well, but I couldn't help finding Mrs P. a little depressing. Hope you get on better than I did. My favourite Taylor is Blaming.

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  6. Vintage Reading, I have the feeling that it will be sad. I've written down your suggestion of Blaming. Thanks.

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