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The Lady with Carnations

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  99 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Lady with Carnations is not only the traditional name of a famous Holbein miniature which unexpectedly comes into a London salesroom in the mid-thirties: it is also the soubriquet by which some of her close friends think of the antique-dealer who buys it. Katharine Lorimer, by hard work, flair and courage, has worked her way to the top of a trade that traditionally belongs ...more
Other Format, 178 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by BBC Audiobooks America (first published 1945)
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Oct 08, 2011 Ange rated it really liked it
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My friend and I had an AJ Cronin reading spree when we were in high school in the late 1970's. Although I'm sure we read a number of his books, this is the only one I still have, and can recall in any depth. It's a short novel, but quite a lovely story.
Mar 07, 2012 Carol rated it liked it
I'm giving this three stars, though I'm not sure it's the same novel I read. I read one called "White Carnations," and, since there's nothing similar for Cronin under that title, I'm guessing that this is the same book.

If it is, I enjoyed it as an old fashioned romance. The characters in my book are Nancy and Katharine. Ring any bells for anyone?
Jul 10, 2015 Ty rated it it was amazing
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Being the owner of a 1948 copy of this novel, I get to actually feel the browned pages in my fingers and smell the familiar old book smell, while contemplating once again what I think of as proof of sublime talent.

This was the first book I ever read, back when I was still a child, and it will always be special to me. I usually read several lines out loud, the most remarkable ones, just for the pleasure of them being communicated to the world.

A.J. Cronin was a distinguishably talented author, as
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Oct 02, 2014 Sana Ghamri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une belle histoire classique qui vous permettra de voyager dans le temp et qui réchauffe le coeur.
Aug 09, 2012 Jane added it
It's difficult to read this in modern times ... but as someone else said, "a good old-fashioned love story".
Mar 14, 2015 Velvetink rated it it was ok
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Donated to Smith Family Charity March 2015
Feb 07, 2015 Sudha rated it really liked it
Best love story
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Archibald Joseph Cronin was a Scottish novelist, dramatist, and non-fiction writer who was one of the most renowned storytellers of the twentieth century. His best-known works are The Citadel and The Keys of the Kingdom, both of which were made into Oscar-nominated films. He also created the Dr. Finlay character, the hero of a series of stories that served as the basis for the long-running BBC tel ...more
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