Miss Peabody's Inheritance
Miss Peabody, a lonely spinster in London, writes a fan letter to Diana Hopewell, an Australian novelist. In reply, Hopewell sends installments of her novel-in-progress, the zany adventures of a trio of gently lesbian ladies, a headmistress and two companions, touring Europe with a hapless student. With each mail delivery, Miss Peabody's involvement with the novelist and h...more
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Anyway, this is a wonderful comic novel wrapped up in a meta-fictional frame that adds just enough to justify itself. First, the comic novel: Miss Arabella Thorne (note the hyper-Trollopian name) runs a boarding school in Australia, falls for her students, takes one to Europe, is generally unpleasant to her jealous life- ...more
When Dorothys mother passes away unexpectedly...she decices to take a holiday to Australia and look up her friend. When Dorothy gets there she finds the author has also just passed away and had been living in a hospital/convelesent ...more
The story was somewhere between 'meh' and 'liked it', but I must say that, I doubt I would have read it in its entirety were I not forced to write about it afterwards.