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Castle Rackrent
Castle Rackrent | Maria Edgeworth
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Leannr
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New lease of life for an old shelf 📚

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balletbookworm
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What a strange, short novel about four generations of Castle Rackrent inhabitants and how singularly terrible they are to their tenants (as so many gentry were, whether in Ireland or in England). It‘s meant to be satirical; most of it is quite funny with all the 18th century Irish customs as told through the eyes of Thady Quirk the caretaker? but some of it is so sad, when the estate tenants are abused and treated as little better than slaves.

Susannah Sorry, distracted by the adorable furriness in the background! 😻 (edited) 1y
balletbookworm @Susannah that was his 15th nap on Memorial Day, going for the World Record in Cat naps 😹 1y
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Libby1
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This book was my selection for the #1001bookswap. Published in 1800, this novella is considered to be the first regional novel in English. Know what that means? I didn‘t either, but I do now.

This took a bit of work but I found it worth the effort. It was written during a time of change in Ireland and looks at a dying age of landed aristocracy. Maria Edgeworth was a woman ahead of her time in her skill at portraying cultural and social issues.

Libby1 , @Balibee146 , @Teakillamockingbird , @jhod , @TrishB - I hope you‘ll enjoy this as much as I did. @JenP - thank you for organising the swap. 😃 2y
JenP I haven‘t read that one yet. Glad you liked it! 2y
Libby1 @JenP - it‘s only about 100 pages long so it‘s a quick read. I hope you‘re having a good day. 🙂 2y
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TrishB I look forward to the challenge! 2y
Balibee146 Sounds great looking forward to it 2y
Libby1 @Balibee146 , @Teakillamockingbird , @jhod , @TrishB - are we still doing this swap? I never received a book from anyone. It was so long ago I‘ve forgotten who was meant to send it! It‘s of course ok if someone forgot! I just remembered this this morning so I thought I‘d check. 14mo
TrishB Hi 🙋‍♀️I sent mine to @jhod and I received yours , I was going to wait until Jess had read mine before reading yours and sending on! So I‘ve not got to yet. I think Ali @Balibee146 was sending you one, but she‘s not been around for a while so I‘m not sure where we‘re up to 🤷‍♀️ 14mo
jhod Yes I haven't read @TrishB book yet as was waiting for a deadline...! I think @Balibee146 must still have the one I chose 14mo
TrishB @jhod think we‘ve got a bit lost in this one 😁 I think we said 3 months initially? So June - September. Does that sound ok? 13mo
jhod @TrishB sounds good to me! 13mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 13mo
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TrishB
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Litsy package from @Libby1 👍🏻❤️ thank you. That tea smells divine!!
Books for #1001bookstoreadbeforeyoudie and #nonfictiontravellingbook

Libby1 I‘m sorry the nonfiction book was so late. I found it to be a quick, compelling read, so I hope you‘re not inconvenienced by the shorter timescale. 2y
TrishB @Libby1 no worries! I think I have til the end of the month so that‘s fine! (edited) 2y
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Libby1
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This sparkly (spelling?) pouch contains my #1001bookswap selection, Castle Rackrent.

This is going to be so much fun. In the group we‘ve each selected a book from the 1,001 Must Read Books list, & have formed a traveling book club with our selections and trusty notebook so everyone can share their thoughts. Thanks for organising this, @JenP .

I finished this book last night so will write a review later today. It‘s now on its way to @TrishB . 😃

Libby1 @TrishB , @Teakillamockingbird , @Balibee146 , @jhod - I know I‘ve finished mine early but I wanted to get it out sooner because my parents will be visiting from America at the end of March. I wrote A LOT in my little notebook, but only because it was fun! No pressure for you to do the same. If you feel ok with this, it‘d be fun if when you do send your book and notebook you could write a little bit about yourself. It‘s nice to get to know you. 🌷 2y
TrishB Exciting 😁 I do try to remember to write more rather than less in the notebook 👍🏻 2y
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Libby1
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I‘m working my way through Castle Rackrent, which was published in 1800 & is considered to be the first regional novel in English. It‘s a mere 97 pages and is set in rural Ireland. This is my selection for the #1001bookswap traveling book club.

I hope to get this to you soon, @TrishB ! I also hope you‘ll like it, @Balibee146 , @jhod , @Teakillamockingbird . Also, thanks for the lovely notebook, @ScorpioBookDreams . It‘s being put to good use!

Tanisha_A With this picture, you just made me crave for coffee, with sleeping time lurking. 😀 2y
TrishB Look forward to it 😁 2y
JazzFeathers And is it nice? I have it in the bookshop where l work. I have occasiomally considered it but still l'm not sure l want to read it 2y
Libby1 @Tanisha_A - I hope you were able to do those things! 2y
Libby1 @JazzFeathers - I liked it. The first half was a bit boring but the second was interesting and funny. It‘s very much rooted in Ireland, which I enjoyed. The introduction discussed how its portrayal of culture was a forerunner to the study of sociology. If you like Ireland, the late 18th century, and historical fiction this may be a good one for you. 2y
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Libby1
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According to this note in the text, banshees are apparently ARISTOCRATIC fairies!

MayJasper I say❣ 2y
Libby1 @MayJasper - I KNOW! How very odd. 2y
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