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message 1: by Aubrey (last edited May 07, 2018 02:12PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments [The] Enchanted April, Elizabeth von Arnim, 1922, Italy/England (England), NOVEL

"...Mrs. Wilkins becomes Lotty—intuitive, sensual, self-confident; Mrs. Arbuthnot loses her religious self-righteousness. Lady Caroline finds herself with "that really rather disgusting suspicion that her life till now had not only been loud but empty," while Mrs. Fisher starts to feel a "very odd and exciting sensation of going to come out all over buds."..."

(E.B., p. 233)

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Cecily | 23 comments I read this a few months ago. It's a delightful book in which the castle is, in some ways, a major protagonist. There isn't much plot, because it's about how four women change in the space of as many weeks, by being in a strange and almost magical setting.

My detailed review is here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Claire (clairemcalpine) | 55 comments The villa San Salvatore acts like a magic spell slowly infiltrating the stiffness and solitary, self-absorbed natures of four women who begin to blossom like the spring blooms they are surrounded by.

My review here:

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim


message 4: by Sue (new) - rated it 4 stars

Sue | 56 comments I read this quite some time ago but do hope to read it again. I also really enjoyed the film (before I read the book). The link to my brief review is here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Brina Here is my review. I think I would like the film more than I liked the book.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I'm submitting my review of this: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Kathleen | 250 comments Here's mine: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I really enjoy her writing style. I also liked the film--found Joan Plowright particularly good as Mrs. Fisher.


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