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Wild Strawberries
Wild Strawberries | Angela Thirkell
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Pretty, impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a guest of her Aunt Agnes at the magnificent wooded estate of Rushwater, falls head over heels for handsome playboy David Leslie. Meanwhile, Agnes and her mother, the eccentric matriarch Lady Emily, have hopes of a different, more suitable match for Mary. At the lavish Rushwater dance party, her future happiness hangs in the balance . . . First published in the 1930s, Wild Strawberries is a sparkling romantic comedy from Angela Thirkell's much-loved classic series.
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Jas16
Wild Strawberries | Angela Thirkell
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I never miss the last day of the library book sale when everything is $1. I really tried to limit my #bookhaul this year but think I did pretty darn well. Every year I wish I could stay home on Monday and read my new books and this year I can since I ended my old job on Friday (finally!) and have a week off before I start my new one.

Lcsmcat The Stegner is really good. 2mo
erinreads All My Puny Sorrows! 💕 Have fun with your week off and good luck with the new job! 2mo
saresmoore Great finds! 2mo
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emilyhaldi Score!!! Elizabeth Taylor 💗 enjoy your week off, stay-cations are the best! 2mo
Aimeesue Nice haul! 2mo
Suet624 Wow. Great books. You definitely scored! 2mo
Tamra What a great week you will have reading! I hope you love Angle of Repose. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 2mo
CarolynM Wild Strawberries is great. Enjoy! 2mo
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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This is not in my normal reading wheelhouse so take my opinion with a grain of salt. Privileged rich folk frolicking in their English country house in the 1930s exuberantly insulting one another with amusing banter & falling quickly into romantic crushes. Amusing peek into a bygone era & a class of people, but I was easily annoyed by these flighty folk.
Quick, light read. And I can‘t give anything less than a pick to a lovely Virago edition.

emilyhaldi Sounds right up my alley!! 1y
Jess_Read_This You always so eloquently sum up these books! 1y
minkyb 👍🏻 1y
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Jess_Read_This
Wild Strawberries | Angela Thirkell
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4⭐️ A gentle, relaxing treat of a read. It isn‘t at all a plot driven book; rather just immerse yourself in the delicious descriptions of 1930‘s big house life in the countryside. Lady Emily‘s dotty, scatter brained dialogue is amusing as she presides over the collected family members in her home. My first Thirkell and definitely not my last. An enjoyable light, perfect for summer read.

#BookanistaBookClub #BookanistasBeReading #BBC

LeahBergen Lovely photo! 🍓 1y
Jess_Read_This @LeahBergen Thank you so much! Summer strawberries are just the best. 1y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Fantastic photo! Hungry for strawberries now... 1y
Jess_Read_This @elkeo I figured since I spend so much on organic strawberries (#1 in the Dirty Dozen) I better photograph some too and get my money‘s worth! 😂 1y
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Jess_Read_This
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“Henry, you mustn‘t mind. It is really a kindness to have him.‘ ‘Well, I do mind, Emily,‘ said Mr Leslie, getting up. ‘Kindness is one thing and your family is another.” 😂

🚙📖Road tripping with this gem has made for a few giggles along the way.

#BookanistaBookClub #BBC #BookanistasBeReading #VMC #Virago

SilversReviews Great photo...love the book cover. 1y
Weaponxgirl Yay! Virago 😍 1y
kspenmoll Yes, great photo! 1y
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Jess_Read_This @SilversReviews @kspenmoll Thank you so much! Virago makes the best books. 1y
Jess_Read_This @Weaponxgirl You know you can never go wrong with a Virago book! 🍏🍎🍏🍎 1y
CarolynM I love Angela Thirkell's books. It's great to see the re-releases at the moment. Have you read Summer Half? That's a good one🙂 1y
Jess_Read_This @CarolynM I haven‘t read that one- adding it to the TBR now! This is actually my first Thirkell though I have been buying the Virago editions of her books with confidence that I‘ll like them 😂 1y
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Jess_Read_This
Wild Strawberries | Angela Thirkell
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🍓My small burgeoning collection of Virago Angela Thirkell paperbacks all have #TwoWordTitles in #AndItsAugust.

❤️I have loved every hardcover and paperback that I've ever seen Virago produce. One of my favorite publishers.

📚If anyone has some others on their shelves; I'd love to see them!

#VMC #Virago #AngelaThirkell

EvieBee I love these! 2y
AlaMich I love those Virago Thirkells too. *sigh* I have been informed that I can't have EVERYTHING. 🙄 2y
catebutler I love Thirkell! I'll have to pull out my collection and post them! 2y
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Jess_Read_This @AlaMich ❤️The heart wants what the heart wants... I hear Book Depository has free shipping? 🤔😉 2y
Jess_Read_This @catebutler Oh!!! Please share! I'd love to see them. And see which ones I might be missing 😉❤️ 2y
Sace This is a new to me author but she looks like an author I would love! 2y
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I've never read anything by this author but am excited to start these books I recently found. These covers though! 😍

Sace 💗💗💗💗 the covers! 3y
christineandbooks I've been wanting to try these yoo! The covers are 😍 3y
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HotCocoaReads Let me know when you're reading one @christineandbooks and I'll read along with you! 💕 3y
HotCocoaReads The artwork is so beautiful @Sace 😍 3y
zsuzsanna_reads I've read them and they are all lovely! If you are a Trollope-ite, they are also set in Barsetshire. 3y
HotCocoaReads @zsuzsanna_reads I didn't know that--Maybe I'll read them along with a Trollope! 3y
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EvieBee
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Here's a pretty book with a vintage dress on it. #readjanuary #dressesoncover #vmc

irisonbooks I love the VMC covers for Thirkell 3y
EvieBee @irisonbooks Me too! I have been limiting my purchase of physical books because my hopes are to move to another country in three years, but I have been buying these instead of Kindle editions because they're so pretty to look at. (edited) 3y
LeahBergen This is an author I have been wanting to read for AGES! 3y
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Weaponxgirl It's so damn cute! Virago always have the best covers. The only books I ever buy in multiple copies as the different printings have different covers. Also must read 3y
EllieDottie Such a pretty cover!! 3y
EvieBee @LeahBergen Me too! I really to start the series already. I think I will start this month. 3y
EvieBee @Weaponxgirl Thank you! Yes! All these covers together make great eyecandy for shelf display. 3y
EvieBee @EllieDottie Thank you so much Ellie! 😊 3y
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irisonbooks
Wild Strawberries | Angela Thirkell
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I do not pick up paper copies as easily as ebooks on the phone with the little one. But in those rare moments I have to myself I am trying to read this one by Angela Thirkell. She's one of my go-to comfort reading authors after all.

Lakesidemusing High Rising was perfect comfort reading and this one is on my shelf. Not this beautiful edition though. Enjoy! 3y
WOCreads Such pretty flowers and a great cover,too! Haven't read anything by her yet. 3y
irisonbooks I ratel this so-so, but feel that is perhaps unfair. The thing is: it is not AS good as High Rising. But still very enjoyable. 3y
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