The Ladies of Llangollen
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The Ladies of Llangollen

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Lady Eleanor Butler, a handsome, unconventional woman, was twenty–nine when she met Sarah Ponsonby, a sensitive, retiring girl of thirteen. They developed an intensely close friendship, and ten years later in 1778, to the horror of their families, they eloped. After their dramatic escape across the Irish sea, they settled together in an idyllic cottage in Llangollen, Wales...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 3rd 1984 by Penguin (first published January 1st 1971)
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"It is this dark, this Gothick quality of her mind which will, increasingly, find expression in her taste. And yet what woman of sixty-seven could have a more active and interested mind? For now, in 1806, as her day-book tells us she is interested in many, many things; in fossils; makers of Aeolian harps; geology; underground passages; the choice of a new lama; witchcraft; ghosts; Egyptology; Russian dancing; a lady who purports to lay eggs; snake charmers; Tipoo Sahib; customs of the Moors; sca...more
Oct 06, 2012 Jasmine marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I am sure that this improves once the ladies have eloped, but I just don't have the patience for this right now. I'm sure that the ladies had very interesting lives, so why did Mavor spend most of the first two chapters discussing their incredibly boring relatives?

Still, I'm not giving up on it, just putting it aside for now.
Graham S
could not get that interested in the 2 ladies however unconventional their lives.
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