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The Lovely Day

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published 1957 by E.P. Dutton
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The lovely day. This whole book encompasses ONE DAY.I don't think Ive ever read one like that before.
In a nutshell, a village choir group take a day's outing to the seaside on a bus. They go on the beach, drink tea, some go to the fun fair, others shop in the village etc and at the end of the day they sing for the villagers.

There's many characters: the old, the young, the mentally simple. Spinsters, young ones thwarted in love, older married couples who are not so happily married any more and wi
This was a charming book I read through quite quickly. In the early '50s, a village choir heads out for their annual day trip, and we follow along with nearly every character over the course of the day. Lots of romance, a little sadness, and enough dysfunction to keep the story from being sticky sweet. Smith has a way with turns of phrase that kept me laughing out loud. There is definitely a time-disconnect in that some references were lost on me, though, such as dropping a key down your back wh ...more
Linda Cee
Not bad, the characters were hard to keep track of, but once I figured it out I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Love how it ended too, the characters seemed to end up where they really belonged which was very nice as real as they all seemed.
Too many characters that I just couldn't connect with.
Cynthia Karl
I got this book because I'm such a big fan of one of her other books "O, the Brave Music". This was a nice book but was not as interesting or as beautifully written and executed as "O, the Brave Music".
Feb 24, 2009 Dona marked it as to-read
The lovely day by Dorothy Evelyn Smith (1957), [1st ed.]
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