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The Complete Book of Aunts by Rupert Christiansen
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Sep 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: british-writers, american-writers, non-fiction, women-s-issues
Read in September, 2010

I picked this book up at the library, after seeing the fantastic cover. After reading the back with its glowing reviews from British companies, I had images of a book of eccentric English aunts, many from P.G. Wodehouse. Aunts seem to have such a stronger presence in British literature, perhaps because of the dearth of men after WWI. Imagine my disappointment at discovering that it had been edited for an American audience! And the bowdlerized version is what we in Canada are expected to settle with!
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