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Taking Chances by Molly Keane
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Sep 13, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: ireland-theme-setting, classic
Read in August, 2007

This is an astonishing little novel published in 1929 about the upper-crust of Irish society. It was written by a young woman who was a part of this world- she writes openly, unflinchingly and without irony. These are ruthless, self-absorbed, sinister, impossibly wealthy and maddeningly idle people. The characters, settings and dialogue are so vivid, you can almost hear the author's pen scratching as she scribbled notes on paper hidden in the folds of her evening gown while her family and guests sipped G&Ts in the drawing room before the maid announced dinner...

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