Reading City Streets

2018-10-04T13:45:42+00:00

Yes, I am that person who has a WWJJD magnet on the fridge: What Would Jane Jacobs Do? So of course, when I learned of Susan Hughes’ new illustrated children’s book about Jacobs, Walking in the City (Illus. Valérie Boivin, 2018), I sought out a copy. The bulk of

Reading City Streets 2018-10-04T13:45:42+00:00

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part Three

2018-07-26T15:44:19+00:00

In Miss Bianca and the Bridesmaid (1972), the action shifts closer to home, when a young girl disappears the day before a family wedding is to take place. The girl is the niece of the Ambassadress, who is ever-grateful for the assistance and companionship Miss Bianca provides to the

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part Three 2018-07-26T15:44:19+00:00

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part Two

2018-08-01T15:19:43+00:00

After another successful mission, and much celebration, the talented writer Miss Bianca resigns from her public post in the Mouse Prisoners’ Aid Society to devote herself to finishing a book of poetry. The P.A.S. throws a water-picnic to celebrate and there is a brass band and dancing.But, while she

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part Two 2018-08-01T15:19:43+00:00

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part One

2018-07-26T15:00:00+00:00

Although I was too scared to read it as a girl, I’ve read Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers (1959) twice now. Once to celebrate Margery Sharp’s birthday, in an event Jane hosted. And once to reacquaint myself with the characters before completing the series. The first volume opens with a

Margery Sharp’s The Rescuers Series (1959-1979): Part One 2018-07-26T15:00:00+00:00

January 2018, In My Bookbag

2018-01-25T17:17:13+00:00

In which there is talk of the slim stories which have travelled with me within the city, while bulkier volumes stayed home. Charles Dickens' Bleak House and John Ajvide Lindqvist's Harbor (Translated by Marlaine Delargy) are awkward travelling companions. As are some of the skinnies in my current stack,

January 2018, In My Bookbag 2018-01-25T17:17:13+00:00