5 thoughts on “Angela Thirkell’s Summer Half

  1. Glad to see in last week’s parliamentary select committee grilling of another Philip that the spirit of Swan lives on!

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  2. My love for Lydia knows no bounds and Southbridge is my favourite Thirkell setting so, unsurprisingly, this is a favourite of mine. Impossible to say what I like most about it. Colin’s horrified vision (at his interview) of a life spent at teaching? The all-encompassing awfulness of Rose? The immensely lovable but sanity-destroying boys of Southbridge? I love them all.

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  3. You missed the great cover art by Clair Minter-Kemp from the Hogarth Press reissue from 1988. Colin and Tony and Eric and Hacker and Lydia and Geraldine all watching the chameleon being fed flies! I also love the companion cover art for The Brandons. Unfortunately, Hogarth didn’t reissue any more.

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