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Father: By the Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden". | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Jennifer promised her dying mother that she‘d never leave her father and has spent twelve years as his unpaid secretary and housekeeper. When her father suddenly shows up one day at tea time with a new wife (who‘s younger than Jennifer), she decides she must grab this opportunity to make a life of her own.

I‘m loving this 1931 #SpinsterLit novel (and von Arnim is rapidly becoming one of my new favourite authors)!


Leftcoastzen Love the cover! 3mo
elkeOriginal Love these editions and love a good spinster. Stacked! 3mo
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen I‘m always pretty impressed by these editions. 👍 3mo
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LeahBergen @elkeOriginal You can‘t beat a good spinster story. 😆 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm These editions are just lovely! 3mo
Cathythoughts Sounds like a good one 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm They are! I‘m so glad they decided to publish this series. 3mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I‘m enjoying it! 👍 3mo
batsy Did someone say spinster?! 😆 This sounds great. 3mo
Tamra Such a fabulous cover 😍 3mo
LeahBergen @batsy I was waiting for your comment. 🤣 3mo
LeahBergen @Tamra It is! 3mo
batsy @LeahBergen 😂😂 3mo
kspenmoll Now I must read this! Happy Litsyversary ! 3mo
LeahBergen @kspenmoll Thank you! And I‘m really enjoying this one. 👍 3mo
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Today‘s #bookmail. I have been wanting to start buying titles from The British Library Women Writers series since I first saw them and I finally decided to treat myself to a couple. Of course I had to buy these two together.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💗💗 14mo
LeahBergen I have these two shelved side by side. 😆 14mo
Cathythoughts Lovely books 👏🏻💕 14mo
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erzascarletbookgasm 😍👏 14mo
batsy Fab 😍 14mo
MaureenMc 🤩 14mo
BethM These books are so pretty! I‘ve never heard of them. 14mo
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I love Elizabeth, and so I was delighted to find a 1st ed. of a book of hers I hadn't read at a thrift shop.I didn't realize at the time just how lucky I was to find it, as it's been out of print for years and isn't available online, which is a shame as I think it's one of her very best.When Jen's widowed father suddenly remarries, she takes the opportunity to escape to a country cottage, where she meets a shy clergyman and his domineering sister.

lydiabbc Also, it has shades of an absolute top favorite of mine, #TheBlueCastle by #L.M.Montgomery. #ElizabethvonArnim #vintage 5y
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