this was an interesting revelation of victorian attitudes to women and sex but it was slow(226 pages) and boring. i don't think i'm a fan of Summerscale(except of her name.) i found mr. whiter slow going too. she seems to take forever getting to her point.
a load of boring friendless characters who don't want who wants them. are we supposed to think lucille is interesting? come-on, she's a teenager---interesting to herself maybe.i can't believe 500gbbw and wtr recommended this. i guess my fiction reading taste is bizarre or something.
i read a book about authors and what they read and an incredible number included just william. i had never heard of these books. i got a dvd which used made for tv stories--not great. these stories are period pieces. good reader.
this book has made me think about my first books. we had no money to buy books, my parents had no books, and i had never heard of a public library until i was 6 and lived in ottawa. the years that my mother(never my father) read to me, we lived in england after the war on an airbase and life was hard. i remember noddy and rupert, both left behind when we came to canada and a big red compilation which came to canada and had augustus was a chubby lad, fat ruddy cheeks augustus had. that's all i can remember.when we lived in ottawa we had more money, so i was bought thorton w. wilder-chatty the red squirrel-, the bobbsey twins, and my grandmother sent me girl every week. i loved girl until she died in 1963. i never lived near a library but my father used to drive me twice a week in the holidays in 62,63,64.where did these authors get all these books?????
sad story of family. we all suffer from our families but they give us good things too--usually. we can use the good to overcome the bad. as holloway says the bad are like cracks. we all have cracks. we have to learn how to patch the cracks and keep the building up.
this is not from "the best" series just "best". a bit of a boon doggle? it wasn't bad exactly. some stories were great, many were boring, some were too long. i don't think i will read any more in the series. also this was an election year and a lot of stories were about it. also i'm a canadian female. canadian politics bore me and american politics positively put me to sleep. i think politics is a male struttin' game.
don't quite know what to say about this. almost nothing about her personal life which one usually expects a memoir to be about. lots of travelling, friends--mostly men. i don't really enjoy wharton's fiction so why would i enjoy this? this book is not in any of the memoir books i have???
heymann is not a well thought of biographer but this rang true to me. an interesting portrayal of both characters. men loved and lusted after jackie. bobby seemed to fascinate women. great reader. i borrow books that he has read.