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Mrs Daffodil

4.15  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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Published June 1st 1940 by Lippincott
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Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
Pure comfort reading. If ever there was a cozy book made for a fuzzy blanket and a cup of tea, this is that book. I found out about the book from More Book Lust by Nancy Pearl. Here's what Nancy has to say about the author and her work:

"For years and years, Gladys Taber wrote a column called 'Butternut Wisdom' in Family Circle magazine, in which she shared with readers recipes and stories of her life in an old farmhouse in Connecticut that was filled with dogs and cats. Portions of her columns
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Dec 10, 2010 Judy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: writers, and anyone who needs a good light laugh

Back before I invented My Big Fat Reading Project, I was on a quest to read all the fiction in my local library. Crazy, I know. I started out working through all the books authored by anyone whose last name started with A, like Francie in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, from whom I got the idea. But I am easily bored and I had gotten into some author I did not really like, so I moved on. I read the first book I found at the beginning of each letter. That is how I ended up reading Mrs Daffodil. Eventu
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Nov 04, 2015 Denise Altman rated it it was amazing
Cute book, almost written like a series of short stories strung together to make a collection of vignettes. Definitely of another era, but it never ceases to amazing how many things we of different generations have in common. I checked this out of the library based on someones recommendation; I am now looking for a copy of my own. The author started as a magazine columnist but quickly developed into a whole selection of books that became very popular in the 30's-40's; many in print until the mid ...more
Kate
Sep 07, 2015 Kate rated it liked it
A somewhat scattered, cozy read. The author seems to have been a minor celebrity back in the 30's, and I gather this is a fictional account of the days in her life. So she writes as if one knows all about her, which can be confusing.
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Feb 29, 2012 Joellen rated it really liked it
The most transparent memoir passed off as fiction ever. My favorite was renaming Faith Baldwin as Hope Aldon! Even so, I enjoyed it. Maybe even more because I didn't consider it fictitious at all.
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My introduction to Gladys Taber. Read in the early 70s or late 60s
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A prolific author whose output includes plays, essays, memoirs and fiction, Gladys Taber (1899 – 1980) is perhaps best recalled for a series of books and columns about her life at Stillmeadow, a 17th-century farmhouse in Southbury, Connecticut.

Born Gladys Bagg on April 12, 1899 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she was the middle child and only one to survive to adulthood. Her parents were Rufus Math
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