A Twentieth-Century Classic: Elizabeth Bowen’s “Friends and Relations”

My reading has been so eclectic this fall that I have fallen behind in my reviews.

One of my favorite reads this fall is Elizabeth Bowen’s stunning Friends and Relations, a twentieth-century masterpiece, and for that reason I was reluctant to “review” it. I felt should reread all of her novels and a biography or two before I put pen to paper. But my job as a blogger, thank goodness, is to appreciate or grumble, so I hope you enjoy this reviewette.

Here is the link to the post at Thornfield Hall Redux:


Nobody Bought My Viragos! And a Look at ‘The Caravaners’ by Elizabeth von Arnim

We went to the Planned Parenthood Book Sale on Half-Price Day. Surely we would find one or two books, we thought. And yet… we did not. 

One happy note:  I found at least 10 Viragos.  Oh, how wonderful, I thought.  Someone will love these.   Then I realized they were my books.  I HAD  DONATED THEM.  I hastily arranged them attractively at the front of the table, so somebody might find them.   

And speaking of Viragos, I will end with a “review” of a favorite Virago, The Caravaners.

Here is the link to this post at Thornfield Hall Redux: