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Four gardens | Margery Sharp
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Four gardens | Margery Sharp
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Someone else may have already posted this news, but Rupert Heath, founder of Dean Street Press, has passed away.

There‘s more about him, and the future of #FurrowedMiddlebrow books, on the FM blog:


I emailed Rupert about a Susan Scarlett ARC, and he couldn‘t have been nicer and more patient in figuring out the right format for me.


MaureenMc 😞 9mo
Ruthiella That‘s sad to hear. He leaves behind a legacy of wonderful books he helped make available to readers. 9mo
willaful Oh no. I'm sad for everyone's loss and also sad for our loss of FM. 😢 9mo
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jlhammar Oh, how sad. And no more FM reprints to come 😪 9mo
LeahBergen I‘m glad you posted this as I was just about to do it! It‘s so very sad. There will be no more Furrowed Middlebrow books to come but our little club can still work through the 96 that have been printed. I‘ll tag the rest of our club to make sure we all see this: @catebutler @elkeOriginal @erzascarletbookgasm @quietjenn @CarolynM @Cathythoughts @batsy @Kimzey @Jess_Read_This 9mo
CarolynM Thanks for posting @rubyslippersreads and thanks for tagging everyone @LeahBergen I was so sad when I heard the news, first about Amanda and then Rupert. DSP must be a thriving little business. Maybe someone will want to fold it into their little publishing house in due time. We can only hope. 9mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM Yes, I‘m hoping for something like that, too. 😢 9mo
rubyslippersreads @CarolynM @LeahBergen I hope that will happen too. 9mo
batsy Oh no, that is so sad. 54 is way too young. 😞 I'm not sure if he was the one tweeting under the FM account or if he occasionally did but I got the impression of an incredibly nice and approachable person. @CarolynM I hope that it's a possibility. DSP was such a lovely idea and it'll be such a loss without more reprints. 9mo
CarolynM @batsy The FM account is Scott Thompson who wrote the tagged blog post. He's the force behind the FM imprint while Rupert was the publisher. 9mo
batsy @CarolynM Ah, OK! Thank you for clearing that up. 9mo
Kimzey How terribly sad! Thank you for letting us know. 😢 9mo
Cathythoughts So sad. Yes 54 is way too young @batsy. I‘m so glad we are all part of FM and will have read the 96 books @LeahBergen It will be a poignant reading experience now. I hope DSP will continue somehow @CarolynM 9mo
Jess_Read_This It‘s a such a tragedy. I also read Scott‘s post just now that there will be no more Furrowed Middlebrow reprints. 😕 I‘m glad our group will continue reading together though! Thank you for tagging me @LeahBergen 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Sad news indeed. Thanks for tagging the FM gang @LeahBergen . I‘m glad to be part of FM club too @Cathythoughts 9mo
Aimeesue Oh, how sad. 9mo
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Oh my, loving this understated writing! So lovely and disquieting at the same time. #furrowedmiddlebrowclub

Ruthiella So happy you are enjoying this gentle read at long last! 😊 1y
Tamra @Ruthiella thank you! I‘m so glad to have the down time to appreciate it. 😁 1y
batsy This was lovely; a balm for the soul 💚 1y
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Cathythoughts I loved this one. One of my favourites 🥰enjoy. 1y
LeahBergen Ah, yes! Isn‘t it lovely? 1y
CarolynM It‘s a lovely book💕 1y
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1. I definitely do not have a green thumb, so I‘m much better off enjoying other people‘s gardens.
2. See #1.
3. The tagged book, along with The Secret Garden.

Thanks for the tag, @Ddzmini 😊🌸🌼💐

Ddzmini I don‘t have a green thumb either unless it‘s an outside plant with natures help 🤪 2y
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I really enjoyed my first Margery Sharp book. Like the rest of the #FurrowedMiddleBrowClub members, I find this to be a very pleasant read. Quiet and satisfying. Full of wit and shows a keen eye for human nature. Now which of her book should I read next?

Tamra I‘m so looking forward to uninterrupted recreational reading time to finally get to this one. You all have enjoyed it! (edited) 2y
batsy Nice review! 💕 I'd love to read more by her. 2y
Ruthiella I think Cluny Brown is her most famous and its supposed to be funny. I think I might try it next. 🤔 2y
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LeahBergen Lovely review! And I recommend Cluny Brown to both you and @Ruthiella 😊 2y
quietjenn I will second that recommendation - Cluny Brown is super enjoyable! 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely review 💫 I‘ve started Cluny Brown and yes 👏👏👏 (edited) 2y
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed it too 🙂 And I agree Cluny Brown is lovely. 2y
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I think the consensus among members of #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub is this was a sweet yet occasionally sharp page turner about the life of a woman from the late 19th century to the 1930s. Separated into four parts and featuring (sort of) each garden in her life as she falls in love, marries and raises children.

Fun Fact: Margery Sharp wrote the children‘s books on which the Disney film The Rescuers was based. I LOVED those films and Miss Bianca. ❤️

Cathythoughts Lovely review of a lovely book. ‘Each garden in her life‘ beautifully said 💚 (edited) 2y
batsy I was really interested to learn that she wrote the Rescuer books! I have a vague memory of those and feel like I should re-watch it. 2y
Tamra That‘s an interesting factoid I wouldn‘t have guessed! 2y
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BookNAround I adored The Rescuers! 2y
quietjenn I loved the Rescuers movie as a kid but not sure if I read the books. Maybe I'll hunt then down! 2y
LeahBergen Lovely review! And roses. 😊 2y
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy. It was a nice, gentle read. 2y
Ruthiella @batsy @Tamra @quietjenn @BookNAround I only saw The Rescuers films and didn‘t even know there were books! I should have guessed. So many Disney properties have literary roots! 2y
Ruthiella @LeahBergen Thanks Leah. I wish I had had tulips 🌷 on hand since they sort of bookend the novel, but alas! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve never heard of The Rescuers till I looked up her books! Lovely review. 💛 2y
Ruthiella @erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll bet the Miss Bianca/Rescuers books are charming! 2y
CarolynM Lovely review 💕 I didn't know there were The Rescuers books either. 2y
Ruthiella @CarolynM Thanks Carolyn. ❤️ Sharp was quite prolific! 2y
Tamra Thank you for the reminder - I didn‘t finish this one! Life got in the way. (edited) 5mo
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A quiet, unassuming book, centered on the modest and respectable Caroline and her quiet, unassuming life. Deceptively simple and straightforward, it's also smart and witty. Without pretension, but full of insight into class and the various roles and relationships Caroline navigated throughout her life.

@CarolynM @LeahBergen @batsy @Ruthiella @Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads @erzascarletbookgasm @tamra @catebutler

quietjenn Very curious if any of y'all have read Sharp's Britannia Mews? It makes an interesting contrast. 2y
Tamra Sounds like a winner all the way around! 😄 I will stack the other you‘ve noted. 2y
rubyslippersreads @quietjenn I have, and definitely noted the similarity. I‘m glad the situation in this book went better. 2y
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batsy I haven't read Britannia Mews but I really want to! That, Cluny Brown, and Stone of Chastity (off the top of my head :) 2y
Ruthiella Great review! I have to post mine now too. I liked this one, my first Sharp, and suspect I‘ll read more from her in future. 2y
LeahBergen I haven‘t read Britannia Mews yet but I just recently found a nice little vintage edition. 👍 2y
LeahBergen @batsy Cluny Brown is a hoot! 😆 2y
rubyslippersreads @batsy @LeahBergen I love it, but it‘s darker than most other Sharps. (I think I feel a reread coming on.) 2y
quietjenn @rubyslippersreads me too! I thought it was interesting that this one came first. 2y
quietjenn @LeahBergen @batsy yes, I think Cluny Brown was the first thing I read by her and it was delightful! 2y
quietjenn @LeahBergen not surprised. That's very on brand of you 😉. 2y
quietjenn @rubyslippersreads @batsy @LeahBergen @Tamra Same. Britannia Mews is probably my favorite by her. I really love it, but it's darker and almost a melodrama (but in a not melodramatic way, if that makes sense). 2y
quietjenn @Ruthiella thanks! Looking forward to your thoughts! 2y
LeahBergen @quietjenn 🤣🤣 I like that “on brand” idea of me! 2y
Cathythoughts Great review! Caroline‘s character made it such a lovely read & the gardens 💚. I‘m going to order Britannia Mews just as soon as I have my morning coffee. Sounds good , Thankyou 👍🏻. 2y
rubyslippersreads Sounds like a group read of Britannia Mews might be in our future. 😉 2y
quietjenn @rubyslippersreads I could be persuaded pretty easily! 2y
CarolynM Great review! I'm a bit slow, I hadn't connected Cluny Browne (which I loved) with this one 🙄😬 I'm going to order Britannia Mews right away and I'd love to read it with this group🙂 2y
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An utterly pleasant, soothing read—Sharp's wit is always gentle & incisive without being too biting. There are some notions of marriage that one must get around for a book set in the 1920s, but there are also subtle ways in which Sharp draws attention to gender roles & class. The epitaph Sharp chose for the book comes from Jane Austen: "Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery" & it is perfectly apt. I'm interested to read more of her work!

Cathythoughts Lovely review 💫I found it pleasant as you say.. I am interested to read more of her too. Aren‘t we having a great time with these furrowed middle brows 👍❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts And soothing is the perfect word for this 👍 2y
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batsy @Cathythoughts We are having a wonderful time 😁 I love that the books are almost always guaranteed to end somewhat happily; I need books like that to balance out the dark, gloomy ones I tend to read 😂 2y
Tamra Sounds like this one is going to be a comfort read. We could all use a bit of comfort now. 😌 Love the birds! 2y
batsy @Tamra It is, & a welcome one! And thank you; I used a scarf as a Litsy photo prop 😆 2y
Ruthiella Agree! This is was a soothing read. 👍 2y
LeahBergen Lovely review! And yes, isn‘t it nice to know we can always count on these FMs for a bit of a comfort read? Oh, and you have our next selection … I‘m looking forward to seeing your options! 👏👏 2y
Dragon I love her book 2y
batsy @Ruthiella What I needed this week, to be honest 🙂 2y
batsy @LeahBergen Thank you! And ooh, it's my turn 😆 I'll post by this weekend if that's OK? 2y
batsy @Dragon Glad to hear it, I've got my eye on that one! 2y
LeahBergen Oh, definitely! I‘m excited! 😆 2y
kspenmoll Your review was comforting, so stacked! 2y
CarolynM Great review! Caroline and Henry seemed to lead almost totally separate lives - they certainly didn't communicate very much! Not sure how much that was a product of the time and how much it was their particular personalities. 2y
batsy @kspenmoll Oh, goody! It's lovely for when you need just this type of book. 2y
batsy @CarolynM Yes, it seemed a combination of both! Its interesting that Henry remained largely mysterious to the reader right up until the end. 2y
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Carrie's adult life had 4 distinct stages and each had its own garden. She was such a kind and gentle soul it was lovely to spend time in her company. I was both amused by and sympathetic to her bemusement at the goings on of her grown up children and I adored Lady Tregarthan.
@LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @batsy @Ruthiella @erzascarletbookgasm @quietjenn @catebutler @rubyslippersreads @Tamra

batsy What a gorgeous photo 💚 I'm almost towards the end and I agree, Caroline is so gentle and loveable even when I didn't quite agree with her :) , and Lady Tregarthan is a fab character. 2y
CarolynM @batsy I walked through the Botanic Gardens in Sydney today - it felt appropriate to read some of the book while I was there. 2y
TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 2y
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Tamra Perfect! 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely picture & review 👍🏻❤️ I loved Lady Tregarthan too, she‘s a ticket! … and Caroline , a beautiful character.. I love her connection with the earth , I see her as gentle and strong. Another great read .. @batsy (edited) 2y
erzascarletbookgasm What a perfect pic for this review! ❤️ I‘m loving Caroline too. 2y
Ruthiella Lovely picture! Perfectly fitting for the book. Loved Lady Tregathan also. Such a wonderful ally and support for Caroline. 2y
quietjenn I agree with what others have noted - Lady Tregathan is awesome and this picture is perfection. 😍 2y
LeahBergen I want Lady Tregarthan to be my neighbour! And how about the Whiners? I loved that they were still called that as adults by the family. 😆 2y
LeahBergen And gorgeous pic! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty and green 💚 🌱 2y
youneverarrived Lovely picture 💚 2y
BiblioLitten 💚🌿 so lush! 2y
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Came across this on p. 190 of my copy and wondering if anyone else's edition is like this? Did a quick search on Twitter and apparently there's no text missing, just a weird layout error.


@CarolynM @catebutler @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen @quietjenn @rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella @Tamra

CarolynM Mine looks like that too. I wondered about missing text because of the dash at the end of the page, but I was too lazy to follow up😆 2y
batsy @CarolynM I hear you 😂 Luckily it appears we didn't miss out on anything! 2y
Cathythoughts Mines the same 🤷🏼‍♀️ all good , We didn‘t miss anything.. I wondered about it too , but just read on. Thanks for checking, I was too lazy too @CarolynM 😁 (edited) 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Ooo, you‘re near the end. Yup, mine‘s like that too. 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts It's all good! I'm a bit obsessive about stuff like this 😂 2y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Yes, I just finished! It was the comfort read I needed at this point 🙂 2y
Ruthiella I have it in ebook, so can‘t compare. How odd! At least there is no text missing! 😅 2y
batsy @Ruthiella Blank space on the page! Terror and anxiety! 😂 2y
quietjenn How is and disconcerting! Glad nothing is missing. 2y
LeahBergen Yes, mine was like this, too! I find odd little errors every once in a while in these Furrowed Middlebrow reprints. 2y
batsy @quietjenn Yes! Glad that it wasn't missing text. 2y
batsy @LeahBergen Oh, OK! Good to know. I don't mind these little irregularities as long as no actual words are missing 🙂 2y
elkeOriginal Mine too. Just bad typesetting by the publisher 😕 2y
batsy @elkeOriginal Yeah, but I was glad that nothing was missing at least 🙂 2y
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A novel that tells the story of one woman‘s life through the four gardens she calls her own doesn‘t seem likely to be the most scintillating of reads but this one had me turning the pages. We meet Caroline as a late-Victorian era teen and follow her up to the early 1930s. It sounds a bit like “damning with faint praise”, but this was a thoroughly pleasant read that left me with a smile on my face. How about you, #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub ? 😄

merelybookish Great review! They talked about this on Team& Books one day and I was intrigued! 2y
Ruthiella I‘m at 63% (and on to garden no. 3). It is a quiet story, for sure. I did really like the commentary in her early married life about how men were so deferred to (white bread vs wheat, etc.) Margery Sharp is good at subtly questioning the status quo, I think. 🤔 2y
Kimzey I‘m still on the first garden. Enjoying it so far. 2y
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quietjenn I'm still on garden two, but pleasant is really an apt adjective for it 🙂 2y
elkeOriginal I absolutely love how everyone says which garden they are on instead of page or chapter. Fantastic! 2y
batsy Great review. I'm on the third garden and agree with @Ruthiella on some of the subtle commentary on class and gender, while on the surface it's a very pleasant and easy read 🙂 2y
Cathythoughts Yes Leah a lovely review , ‘a thoroughly pleasant read‘. I found it very calming too , I loved the four gardens and I loved Caroline. A page turner for me too ! (edited) 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m at the first garden too @Kimzey . 2y
Tamra You make me want to just sit and fall into the gardens. 💚 I‘m reading in tiny dribs and drabs, but really liking it too. 2y
LeahBergen @merelybookish I saw that on their episode list. I‘ll listen now that I‘ve read it! 😊 2y
LeahBergen @Ruthiella @batsy Exactly! It‘s the subtlety of her writing that I like so much, I think. She paints her images (especially of gender roles) with such a light stroke. 2y
LeahBergen @Kimzey @erzascarletbookgasm I hope you‘re both enjoying it! 😊 2y
LeahBergen @quietjenn And with world news the way it is right now, “pleasant” is just what I need! 2y
LeahBergen @elkeOriginal 😆😆 It does lend itself to that! 2y
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I really liked Caroline‘s character. She was so warm and simple but definitely had a bit of steel beneath her motherly exterior. 2y
LeahBergen @Tamra Thank you! I‘m looking forward to your review and hope you like it as much as I did. 😊 2y
Cathythoughts Yes I think Caroline was strong like a mountain… still , strong , enduring. Settled on the earth , like her love of garden & earth. (edited) 2y
CarolynM I particularly enjoyed the generation gap and how perplexed Carrie was by her children's attitudes. Also, Lady Tregarthan on her daughter's situation - no children after 6 years of marriage "I don't know what they think they're doing. James is with his regiment, of course, but what ... do they get all these forty-eight-hour leaves for?" ??? 2y
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Well put! 👏 2y
LeahBergen @CarolynM Loved that bit! And also “What? Did he seduce your parlour maid, too?” 😆 2y
CarolynM "The physique of a navvy with the brains of a guinea-pig ... That's what I told Marion; she said his brains didn't interest her." ? 2y
LeahBergen @CarolynM 🤣 My kinda guy! 2y
CarolynM I know, right? I mean, she wasn't wanting to have a conversation with him 2y
Sapphire What a gorgeous collection. What publisher or series is that behind the main title? 2y
LeahBergen @Sapphire It‘s the Furrowed Middlebrow series from Dean Street Press. 😊 2y
Sapphire Thanks! 2y
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TheBookHippie 🤣🤣 2y
batsy One of us! 😆 2y
Cathythoughts Leon 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Yes! 👏😂 2y
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2y
LeahBergen Indeed! 😆😆 2y
quietjenn Oh, very much so! 😏 2y
marleed Yep! 2y
Birdsong28 Yes!!! 2y
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I‘ve just started the March read for our #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub and I‘m really liking the feel of it so far!

I‘m not sure who‘s reading along with us this month so I‘ve only tagged the original group. 😬 Do let me know if you‘re joining us and would like to be tagged!

catebutler I just started too, and I‘m definitely intrigued!! So tag away! Love your pen, Leah! x 2y
Ruthiella I‘m really enjoying it too! 2y
LeahBergen @catebutler Thanks, Cate! And I‘m so glad you‘re reading along with us. 😘 2y
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LeahBergen @Ruthiella It‘s lovely, isn‘t it? 2y
CarolynM Loving it 2y
Cathythoughts A lovely read 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely picture, Leah! 2y
batsy I just started too and it's drawing me in! 2y
quietjenn I also started last night and totally agree! 2y
LeahBergen @CarolynM @Cathythoughts @batsy @quietjenn We seem to feel the same about all these FM books. 😆 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I made a little start this morning, so far engaging me. 2y
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm I found it quite easy to get into. 👍 2y
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I couldn‘t stop reading once I got into the rhythm of this book. A calm , smooth , meditative read and a page turner for me. Good characters, especially Caroline! I loved the notion of the four gardens … I‘ll wait to say more till we‘ve all finished 👌 Loved it 🥰 #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub

squirrelbrain Great review…you have me intrigued. And lovely pic too! ❤️ 2y
Ruthiella I‘m about five chapters in and I agree, so far it‘s easy to turn the pages, very compelling! 2y
Tamra Ohhhh, now I really want to read! I will get in bits here & there, but I doubt I‘ll finish in time to contribute to the discussion. I‘ll still enjoy others comments though. Keep tagging me! 😊 2y
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LeahBergen Lovely review! I‘d best get cracking on it. 😆 2y
catebutler Love your review Cathy! It‘s up next for me. 2y
quietjenn Oh, this review makes me very excited about the book! I was trying to finish up a few things before focusing on it, but it might be just what I need tonight ... 2y
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I‘d love to know your view on it 👍😄 whenever you may get there (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella So compelling 👍❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @Tamra We‘ll keep tagging you 👍❤️ (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen So good ! We can‘t seem to go wrong with these books. One is as good as the other. I loved this one ❤️ (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts @catebutler Look forward to your thoughts Cate 👍❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @quietjenn It‘s lovely 👌 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💐 2y
Cathythoughts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks Misty 👍🏻❤️ 2y
batsy I haven't started but I'm so glad to hear it was a lovely read for you! Great review 💜 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review and matching pic! I hope to make a start soon! 2y
CarolynM Wow, that was quick work! I haven't got much further in the last couple of days. Hopefully I'll get some more time with it tomorrow. 2y
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I decided to give up screen time in the evenings during Lent. I‘m looking forward to more reading, starting with this group selection for March. #furrowedmiddlebrowclub

Cathythoughts Oh great , I started it yesterday and it‘s lovely so far , I‘m just on Chapter V 👍😁 2y
Kimzey @Cathythoughts Good to hear! I haven‘t started yet, but am looking forward to reading and discussing. 2y
BookBabe Good thing to give up! 👍🏻 2y
Kimzey @BookBabe I haven‘t been as disciplined as I‘d hoped, but it has made a difference. I think I‘ll continue the practice into the Easter season too. 🤔📚 2y
LeahBergen I could have sworn I was following you before?? So strange. Well, I am now! 😆 2y
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Hey reading friends! It‘s March and that means it‘s time to pick up our copies of Margery Sharp‘s title “Four Gardens”. Comment and share your thoughts as you go, if you are so inclined.😃 Anyone not tagged but would like to be, let me know. We‘d love to have you! The group is informal and we only read a title every two months.


LeahBergen Thanks, Ruth! Here‘s hoping it‘s another good one. 🤞 2y
catebutler Looking forward to it! 2y
Tamra Thank you for the tag! I hope I can squeeze it in. 🤞🏾🤞🏾 2y
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EvieBee Count me in! 2y
Cathythoughts Oh Thankyou Ruth ! 😁 I did take it out of the bookshelves recently & placed it with the books I‘m reading/ ( hoping to read).. so I‘m ready to go with Four Gardens ❤️ Looking forward to it X 2y
quietjenn Thank you! I've really enjoyed most of the Margery Sharp's I've read, so hoping this one is good too! 2y
rubyslippersreads I‘m looking forward to rereading this one. 2y
Ruthiella @LeahBergen I hope so too! 🤞 2y
Ruthiella @catebutler Me too! 😃 2y
Ruthiella @Tamra I hope you can too! 🤞 2y
Ruthiella @EvieBee You got it! I‘ll add you to the list. 👍 2y
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts You are all set then! 😃 2y
Ruthiella @quietjenn This will be my first Sharp title. 😃 2y
Ruthiella @rubyslippersreads Re-reading can be so rewarding. 😃 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks! Looking forward to my first Margery Sharp. 2y
rubyslippersreads @erzascarletbookgasm @Ruthiella I predict you‘ll both become addicted to Margery Sharp. 😁 2y
Kimzey Thanks for the reminder! 2y
Ruthiella @Kimzey You‘re welcome! 2y
CarolynM I'm looking forward to getting started🙂 2y
batsy Thanks for the reminder! Because I completely forgot! 😂 Looking forward to this. 2y
Ruthiella @CarolynM These books are always an adventure for me! 2y
Ruthiella @batsy You‘re welcome! 😊 2y
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I was only going to order Four Gardens for the #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub but somehow I ended up with all these other books as well. Oops 🙊

@LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @Ruthiella @quietjenn @rubyslippersreads @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @Tamra

ravenlee Followed you home, huh? It‘s very kind of you to give them a good home. 2y
Tamra Oooooo I‘m jealous! 😱 2y
CarolynM @ravenlee Yeah, it happens a lot. I'm not so sure it's a good home anymore, there are no more nice comfy shelves for them🤣 2y
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AmyG Ha! It happens. 😂 2y
Ruthiella Lovely stack! I want to read them all too! 😃 2y
quietjenn Sounds familiar! But it makes for a lovely stack. 🙂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 😄 I can relate these ‘Oops!‘ moments. And what a great photo 👌 2y
BarbaraBB Good for you! Hopefully there will be some new favorites among these! 2y
Cathythoughts A kindred spirit ❤️ Beautiful photo ✨✨✨✨✨ 2y
LeahBergen Haha! I love it! 👏👏👏 Have you read Vittoria Cottage? It comes before Music in the Hills. They‘re in a loosely connected trilogy (the third is Winter and Rough Weather) but can be read as standalones. 2y
CarolynM @Tamra @AmyG It's a bad habit🥺 2y
CarolynM @BarbaraBB I hope so too🙂 2y
CarolynM @LeahBergen I haven't read Vittoria Cottage but I do have it. Thanks for the heads up 😘 2y
batsy This is how it should be! 😆 2y
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Four gardens | Margery Sharp
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In June I spent a week in very hot Berlin with my boyfriend. We spent a lovely day at the botanical gardens, keeping cool in the sprinklers. The gardens were stunning, I hope we get back some day #keepingLitsyPositive @Eggs

Freespirit What beautiful gardens 4y
Eggs Lovely garden 💐💐 4y
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Four gardens | Margery Sharp
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Three books with a #gardentitle. #aprilbookshowers

LeahBergen So pretty! I have the same edition of The Secret Garden. I actually took a picture of it to use today (but didn't). 😁 7y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen This is the copy my parents gave me on my tenth birthday. 😊 7y
saresmoore Gorgeous! 7y
CherylDeFranceschi ❤️❤️❤️ 7y
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Four gardens | Margery Sharp
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Today is Margery Sharp's birthday, so here is my #recommendsday.

Alfoster Lovely pic! 7y
LeahBergen So pretty! 💗💗💗 7y
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