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Precious Bane
Precious Bane | Mary Webb
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'She has a style of exquisite beauty; which yet has both force and restraint, simplicity and subtlety; she has fancy and wit, delicious humour and pathos. She sees and knows men aright as no other novelist does. She has, In short, genius' Mr. Edwin Pugh
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Teresereading
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Day 29 Set in another century (and also a place I loved)
#bookmoods
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I missed a few days as I went over to Melbourne.... I

Eggs Lovely❣️ 5mo
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Brimful
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Picked all these up at a charity shop

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Brimful
Precious Bane | Mary Webb
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***** a beautifully written novel first published in 1924 republished by virago in 1978 and republished once more in 2021 its the tragedy of Gideon Sarn told through the shrewd and compassionate eyes of Prue Sarn his sister. Gideon is handsome strong and hard working but he destroys everything he loves because of his fixation on material possessions. Prue is seen as cursed because of her harelip but she is blessed with intelligence and love.

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Brimful
Precious Bane | Mary Webb

He was a ever a strong man, which is almost the same, times, as to say a man with little time for kindness. For if you stop to be kind you must swerve from your path.

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Brimful
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I fell to thinking how all this blessedness of the attic came through me being curst. For if I hadna had a hare-lip to frighten me away into my own lonesome soul, this would never have come to me. The apples would have crowded all in vain to see a marvel, for I should never have known the glory that came from the other side of silence.

Brimful This quote captures the book for me. The beauty of prue‘s soul comes from her separation from the world because of her hate lip 1y
Brimful And how beautiful is the new virago paperback cover 1y
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Brimful Thank you so much! At the moment enjoying the challenge of writing succinct non spoiler and useful reviews! 12mo
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Helen19
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I would never have known or chosen this book if it weren‘t for a group choice at my library but it was so good! If you enjoy the classics, try this one! #beautifulwords #bucolic Born in the wild country of Shropshire, Prue loves two things: the remote countryside and, hopelessly, Kester Woodseaves, the weaver. The tale of how Woodseaves gradually discerns Prue's true beauty is set against the tragic drama of Prue's brother, Gideon.

OriginalCyn620 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
KCofKaysville It was good 2y
Helen19 @KCofKaysville glad you enjoyed it! 2y
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thebluestocking
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#bookdeservingmorereaders #riotgrams

A lovely story, set in the 1800s, about a girl with a harelip. Her fate and that of her family is riveting. Beautiful writing and believable characters.

First line: “It was at a love-spinning that I saw Kester first.”

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EvieBee
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As you can tell, this shelf is working overtime. My shelves are 3 books deep in some sections. #SPACEJAM

vivastory I can take some off your hands 😜 5y
JSW That seems normal to me. 5y
CocoReads Most of my shelves are 2-3 deep as well. Nothing wrong with that! 5y
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EvieBee @vivastory Hahaha! So galant of you. 5y
EvieBee @JSW @CocoReads I like the way ya'll think! ☺️🤗 5y
SharonGoforth Looks great!! 5y
quirkyreader Is that a #persephonebook that I see on your shelf? 5y
EvieBee @SharonGoforth thank you Sharon! 🌸🌸 5y
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Ms.Story
Precious Bane | Mary Webb
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Hard to get into at first but well worth the read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ish