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'Where do you think you'll find a coconut round here, dearie? They don't grow on trees, you know.' *snerk*
Mar 10, 2012 11:02AM
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Elizabeth
Elizabeth is on page 286 of 432
"wartime existence without the crackly familiarity of Listen With Mother would have been unbearable." As a former Listen With Mother listener this makes me feel UNBELIEVABLY AGED.
Mar 22, 2012 06:01AM
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Elizabeth
Elizabeth is on page 279 of 432
well, she DESERVED that hangover. She sounds so much like a 15-year-old that I keep forgetting her alcohol intake is in fact legal.
Mar 21, 2012 07:39AM
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Elizabeth
Elizabeth is on page 140 of 432
'I regretted these words as soon as they were out of my mouth, but something had to make room for the two omelettes.'
Mar 11, 2012 01:23PM
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Elizabeth
Elizabeth is on page 71 of 432
'I noticed her diary stuffed into the outside compartment of her travelling case. She, like Gwendoline, obviously liked something sensational to read on the train.' I had this EXACT SAME THOUGHT before I read it. Clearly I am in tune with this narrator.
Mar 10, 2012 10:58AM
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Elizabeth
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Mar 10, 2012 10:51AM
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Amy (Turn the Page) I love this book! How are you finding it?


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Elizabeth I adore it.


Amy (Turn the Page) Its got a similar feel as I capture the Castle - my other favourite book :)


Chachic Oh you're reading this! I thought this was a lovely book and I really should read I Capture the Castle because this one keeps getting compared to that.


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Elizabeth if you liked this I think you will LOVE I Capture the Castle, Chachic!


Tori There are those tropical gardens in Cornwall; can they grow coconuts there?


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Elizabeth no. they are really only sub-tropical anyway. palmettos is about it.


Amy (Turn the Page) Chachic you definitely have to read I Capture Castle in that case!

My favourite quote from this:

'‘who on earth ever fell in love with anyone who looked handsome? What a ghastly bore handsome is.'

~ page 396

Aunt Clare is awesome. I hope one day to be just like her.


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Elizabeth ... it is quite jarring shifting from Martina's engagement party to Ravensbruck and back again... I need to organize my reading (and writing) material better


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Tori Elizabeth wrote: "no. they are really only sub-tropical anyway. palmettos is about it."

I didn't really think it would be possible, but the subtropical garden was so unusual anyway I thought I'd check.


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Tori Chachic wrote: "Oh you're reading this! I thought this was a lovely book and I really should read I Capture the Castle because this one keeps getting compared to that."

I Capture the Castle is lovely. I am always a little wary of comparisons, and am only two chapters into The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, but I cannot recommend I Capture the Castle on its own merits highly enough.


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Elizabeth the subtropical gardens in Cornwall are divine.

I am ready to move into a 15th century house now. There is one about a block away that would do nicely, only it is subdivided into flats at the moment.

Why can't I write something easy and readable and NICE???


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Elizabeth ...like this book???


Chachic Okay, looks like I need to bump up I Capture the Castle because of all the encouragement. I already have a copy. :)

PS: We have lots of coconut trees over here.


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Tori Chachic wrote: "Okay, looks like I need to bump up I Capture the Castle because of all the encouragement. I already have a copy. :)

PS: We have lots of coconut trees over here."


Hurray! Cassandra Mortmain of I Capture the Castle is one of my favorite narrators of all time.


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