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Cluny Brown by Margery Sharp
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really liked it
bookshelves: humor

Exactly the right book for me to be reading right now, when I need cheering up. Wrtten in 1944, when the war had been dragging on for 5 years, it must have provided comfort, humor and solace to a war weary Britain. Cluny Brown, a young woman who refuses to 'know her place" finds happiness in an unconventional way.
"To know one's place was to Arnold Porritt (Cluny's uncle) the basis of all civilized, all rational life; keep to your class and you couldn't go wrong. A good plumber, backed by his Union, could look a Duke in the eye; and a good dustman, backed by *his* Union, could look Mr Porritt in the eye. Dukes, of course, had no Union, and it was Mr Porritt's impression that they were lying pretty low."
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Reading Progress

January 24, 2015 – Started Reading
January 24, 2015 – Shelved
January 25, 2015 – Shelved as: humor
January 25, 2015 – Finished Reading

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I'm a little late for the Margery Sharp party, but finished The Nutmeg Tree (wonderful) and an about half-way through Cluny Brown. Genius indeed!

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