Mazo de la Roche’s Centenary at Jalna (1958)

2018-09-12T11:42:13-05:00

There have been many Christmases in Mazo de la Roche’s novels, too: not quite a hundred, but several. “Ninety-nine Christmases had been celebrated at Jalna. In its first Christmas Philip and Adeline Whiteoak had been young people and their three children infants. Now all those five were in their

Mazo de la Roche’s Centenary at Jalna (1958)2018-09-12T11:42:13-05:00

January 2015, In My Reading Log

2015-02-02T11:50:59-05:00

Ater a year of new-new-new, January has been filled with the familiar, the known. It's not been about making new-shiny-library-residing friends, but about becoming better acquainted with long-time residents of my own bookshelves, remembering what drew particular authors onto my MRE (MustReadEverything) list and particular books onto my shelves. Have

January 2015, In My Reading Log2015-02-02T11:50:59-05:00

Elizabeth Taylor’s A Game of Hide and Seek (1958)

2014-03-17T13:44:04-05:00

This is how it begins. "Sometimes in the long summer's evenings, which are so marked a part of our youth, Harriet and Vesey played hide-and-seek with the younger children, running across the tufted meadows, their shoes yellow with the pollen of buttercups." Both the novel, and the story of Harriet's

Elizabeth Taylor’s A Game of Hide and Seek (1958)2014-03-17T13:44:04-05:00

A Game of Hide and Seek: Chatter, Week Four

2014-03-17T13:43:57-05:00

It's our last week to discuss A Game of Hide and Seek, officially, but if you're late to the party, and are still reading -- even if quite some time has passed -- please, feel free to comment. But for those of us who have read the novel through already,

A Game of Hide and Seek: Chatter, Week Four2014-03-17T13:43:57-05:00

A Game of Hide and Seek: Chatter, Week Three

2014-03-17T13:45:13-05:00

In her biography, The Other Elizabeth Taylor, Nicola Beauman posits that two works influenced Elizabeth Taylor's novel A Game of Hide and Seek. These are Chekov's story, "The Lady with the Dog" (1899) and David Lean's film "Brief Encounter" (1945). If you haven't read/finished A Game of Hide and Seek,

A Game of Hide and Seek: Chatter, Week Three2014-03-17T13:45:13-05:00
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