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Nov. 19th, 2016

Twenties girl reader

REVIEW: Nan of Northcote

Nan of Northcote: Doris Pocock Ward & Lock Limited

This book starts with an election. At Northcote school, Read more...Collapse )

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Nov. 12th, 2016

LM Montgomery

REREADING: Daddy Long-Legs

I feel I must preface this post as it’s about an American book that references women’s suffrage by saying that I read ‘Daddy Long-Legs’ at the end of October, but hadn’t been able to finish this review until now.

Daddy Long Legs: Jean Webster, Hodder & Stoughton

When I went to see the musical adaptation of this book (four years ago, EEK!), I realised that I couldn’t find my copy of ‘Daddy Long-Legs’ (a paperback edition, with an image of Judy in her gingham dress on the cover, possibly on a swing, I think). I still haven’t found it. So, when I came across a hardback copy, I decided to buy it. I have the original cast recording of the musical, so it’s been kept fresh in my mind, but I ought to be able to revisit the original easily.

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Oct. 14th, 2016

Girl reader

REVIEW: Death on the Cherwell

Death on the Cherwell: Mavis Doriel Hay, 2014, The British Library

Four female undergraduate students from Persephone College, Oxford University, are in the process of setting up a secret society. Its main purpose is Read more...Collapse )

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Oct. 9th, 2016

green 1950s

REVIEW: Abbey Turns the Tables

Abbey Turns the Tables: Eric Leyland, Nelson 1959

I bought this thinking it would be about a mixed-gender school, but, set at a boys’ boarding school, it’s solely a boys own adventure. I see I’ve never written a review of a boys own book before, but then I haven’t read many and most of those involved Billy Bunter. When I see boys own books in shops, I tend to wish they were girls own and move on.

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Sep. 29th, 2016

Girl with a hat

REVIEW: The Loyalty of Hester Hope

The Loyalty of Hester Hope: Bessie Marchant, Blackie

‘”She is a bundle of contradictions,”’ (p.179).

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Sep. 16th, 2016

Girl reader

OVERVIEW: Last of my summer holiday reading

Caroline in Wales: Barbara Vereker

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I Am Half Sick of Shadows: Alan Bradley

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Sep. 13th, 2016

Anyone for tennis?

SPORTS: US Open Tennis and the Paralympics

So, the US Open results have been mildly surprising Read more...Collapse )

Now, I didn’t see any of this – but I have been watching the Paralympics, especially cycling, swimming and athletics. Read more...Collapse )

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Sep. 7th, 2016

Anyone for tennis?

TENNIS: US Open 2016 so far

I’ve been on holiday for a few days, staying in a hotel that had Eurosport, but in German, which I don’t understand beyond ‘ja, nein, gutt, aber und schnell’, as I never attended the Chalet School. But a lot of English tennis jargon found its way in and you can work out who a player beat if the commentators keep mentioning their names. What's important is that it meant that I saw more of the US Open than I ever have, although, conversely, I had only a partial grasp of the slam Read more...Collapse )

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Aug. 28th, 2016

Sailboat adventure

REVIEW: Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Swallows and Amazons (2016) (PG)
Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe
Adapted by: Andrea Gibb
From the book by: Arthur Ransome
Starring: (Grown-ups): Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott
(Swallows): Dane Hughes, Orla Hill, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Bobbie McCulloch,
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1227183/?ref_=nv_sr_1

This feels a little like a natives’ take on the adventures of the Swallows and Amazons. Read more...Collapse )

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Aug. 27th, 2016

Girl reader

REVIEW: The BFG (2016)

The BFG (2016) (PG)

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Adapted by: Melissa Mathison
From the book by: Roald Dahl
Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3691740/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

This year is the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, which has affected me less than I would have believed as a child when I devoured his books and loved them. Read more...Collapse )

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