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Coronation Summer | Angela Thirkell
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Look at this amazing parcel from @rubyslippersreads ! Vintage reads and a Green Gables pin and a Betsy-Tacy bookmark (😮) and a “Kitsy Babcock Library Assistant” magnet and a book sign for my library ... and chocolate and a cute Christmas bag, too. 😍

I love it all but I‘m SUPER excited about The Lieutenant‘s Lady as it‘s one of your favourites. 😍 The Thirkell is wonderful and such a great addition to my collection. Thanks SO much, my friend! 😘

Texreader What fun!! 11mo
TrishB Awesome 👍🏻 11mo
BarbaraBB Merry Christmas Leah ❤️💃🎄🥂 11mo
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Cathythoughts Happy Christmas Leah.... these presents are gorgeous 👍🏻❤️ 11mo
eanderson Merry Christmas!!!🎄 💚❤️ 11mo
AceOnRoam Happy Christmas Leah, what a great package 😍 11mo
batsy That is a package full of delight!! 😍 So pretty and that Thirkell edition! 11mo
MicheleinPhilly Merry Christmas! 11mo
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Everything is lovely! Happy Christmas! 🎄❤️💚 11mo
rubyslippersreads So glad you liked everything. The original idea was for everything to fit in the bag, but then I couldn‘t fit it in the mailing bag. 😏 You can imagine those girls as the March sisters skating, or Betsy Ray not skating. 😂🎄 11mo
LeahBergen Lol! Yes! I absolutely love everything. My husband said, “Wow! She sure knows YOU” and I replied, “Yes. We ARE kindred book spirits”. 😆😆 11mo
LeahBergen @Texreader So much fun! 11mo
LeahBergen @TrishB It is! 11mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts @eanderson @AceOnRoam @MicheleinPhilly @Redwritinghood @erzascarletbookgasm And Merry Christmas back to all of you, my friends! 😘😘 I hope your all enjoying a relaxing bookish holiday! 11mo
LeahBergen @Crinoline_Laphroaig Here‘s the bookmark! 😍 11mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LeahBergen ❤❤❤❤❤ 11mo
Reviewsbylola Wow, that gift has your name all over it! 11mo
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August Folly | Angela Thirkell
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I have been so busy since I stepped off the ferry from France, that I haven‘t given any updates on my time in England! It‘s been a whirlwind!

And, isn't my new tennis dress smart?

I have spent most of my time in country, visiting the Deans, Palmers, and Tebbens. Our visit got off to a slow start, but it accelerated quickly with busyness of country life - tea, tennis, cricket, donkey-carts, a village play - and romance. ⬇️

mabell I had such a good time with my new friends that I hated to leave, but I'm happy to say I leave them well.
I'm off to Wales now, but don't worry I'll update my travel diary soon ❤️

#BackPackEurope #WhimsicalTour
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AlaMich I really enjoy Angela Thirkell! 1y
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Cinfhen Great hashtag ✨✨✨ 1y
mabell @tpixie @Cinfhen Thank you! ❤️ 1y
mabell @AlaMich It was definitely a #blameitonlitsy choice - I had never heard of her! I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely look into her other books. Do you have any favorites? 1y
AlaMich @mabell I haven‘t read very many of her Barsetshire books yet. They do have a sort of very loose chronological order, with High Rising being the first. This is a good article: Life, Love and the Pleasures of Literature in Barsetshire https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/04/opinion/04fri3.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 1y
mabell @AlaMich Thanks for sharing! I saw there was some order, but the characters didn't seem to repeat. I'll check out the article! 1y
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Northbridge Rectory | Angela Thirkell
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Ahoy! Colour matching my coffee & book again😂

CarolynM I read quite a few of Angela Thirkell's books years ago but I've never seen that one. 1y
GatheringBooks nice! love it. 1y
Brona @CarolynM it‘s my first Thirkell & simply loving it. 1y
CarolynM Try Summer Half next, it's a hoot. 1y
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August Folly | Angela Thirkell
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Angela Thirkell was born on January 30, 1890. After two failed marriages, she returned home & decided to become a professional writer to make ends meet. Her first book, THREE HOUSES, is a memoir of her happy childhood & was an immediate success. She continued to write 29 novels, nearly a novel a year between 1933 and her death in 1961, all of these are set in the fictional English county of Barsetshire - a nod to Trollope. (cont. in comments)

catebutler Many who read Thirkell would say her books focus on love, since each of her novels ends with an engagement, but love is just the device that brings her books to a point. What interests Thirkell the most is people, all sorts of characters make their way into each of her novels. 2y
catebutler Her novels are also filled with literary references, which this reader adores. As the reader, you‘ll hear the constant mention of familiar authors being passed back and forth between characters and scenes. 2y
catebutler Thirkell is often accused of being nostalgic, describing an idyllic time period and certain kind of life in the English countryside. An updated Jane Austen, preoccupied with romance and the mundane. But, I would say, that this is the perfect antidote for everything going on in the world today. 2y
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Christmas at High Rising | Angela Thirkell
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I'm in a reading slump after Middlemarch...it was such a lovely, peaceful place to go every day and nothing else measures up. So, I've decided to get a jump on the holiday season with this collection of Thirkell's Barsetshire Christmas stories. And I don't even celebrate Christmas! 😊🎄#readingslump #angelathirkell

DivineDiana This looks enchanting! 2y
AlaMich @DivineDiana Her books are lovely. And the Virago editions are so pretty. 😊 2y
QuietlyLaura I adore Angella Thirkell! Her stories are lovely on audio. (edited) 2y
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batsy Middlemarch definitely leaves you with a fierce book hangover ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen I just love these Virago editions! 2y
AlaMich @LeahBergen Yeah, I kind of want to go live in them...is that weird? 🤔 The covers, I mean. (edited) 2y
LeahBergen @AlaMich Not at all. You'd look smashing in that green skating costume. 😄 2y
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Happy Returns: A Novel | Angela Thirkell
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Birthday wishes to @Booksnchill today! Wishing you a wonderful day from beginning to end! 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈
@Cinfhen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

riversong153 @Booksnchill happy birthday!! 🎂🎈🎁🎊🎉 2y
Andrew65 Happy Birthday @Booksnchill 🍾🥂🎉😂🎁🎂 2y
melrailey Happy Birthday! 📚🎉🎂 2y
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Tamra Happy Birthday to You! 🎤🎹 @Booksnchill (edited) 2y
Jas16 Happy Birthday @Booksnchill 🎂🎉🎈 2y
Cinfhen Yay! Spreading the #BirthdayLove 💝 2y
Bklover Happy Birthday!!🎊🎁🎉🎂 2y
Jess7 Happy birthday! @Booksnchill 2y
Redwritinghood Happy birthday @Booksnchill ! 🎉🎉🎂🎂 2y
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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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Northbridge Rectory | Angela Thirkell
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"As everyone knows Northbridge High Street there is no need to describe it, so we will proceed to do so."

I thought this cover was was perfect for #MrBlueSky in today's #JuneTunz challenge. I'm a novice Angela Thirkell reader but am quickly becoming enamored with the dry humorous wit in her books!

#AngelaThirkell #Virago #PrettyCover #Classic

rubyslippersreads She's on my TBR list too. Great photo! (edited) 2y
christineandbooks I really want to read her books too! 2y
Cinfhen Beautiful photo & book cover 💙 2y
JazzFeathers That's s lovely quote. And great cover too 😊 2y
elliemcc11 I've not heard of these before. They sound very British 🇬🇧 2y
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