I am reading the most wonderful book, the garden of lost and found by Harriet Evans. It alternates modern with victorian and the characters are so well drawn, and the descriptions so vivid, it is one of the rare books that has made me cry with some of the things that have happened. I love it when a book moves you so much. It has at its centre a glorious painting and a house. I keep scouring to see if it is real it is that well described.
I have just read this, Demdike, based on your recommendation, thank you. I enjoyed it, the parts of the story set in the past more than the storyline set in the present. I found the characters and their stories more interesting and haunting.
I’m glad you enjoyed it. I thought the characters were very vivid, but the victorian story wow!
Post by denisewasbabs on Jan 12, 2021 11:56:54 GMT
I had some nice books for Christmas, and have just finished Jan Marsh's The Collected Letters of Jane Morris. And had to take back a shedload of assumptions I had had about this lady. Far from being a drooping sad-faced silent muse, she was actually a warm loving woman with a very dry sense of humour. I loved reading it, felt like I was walking alongside her on her journey through ife; and felt genuinely bereft when I got to the obvious end. Lovely, can well recommend.