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Miss Plum and Miss Penny
Miss Plum and Miss Penny | Dorothy Evelyn Smith
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batsy
Miss Plum and Miss Penny | Dorothy Evelyn Smith
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I joined the #furrowedmiddlebrowclub for my first read & am smitten 😁 Based on the title & how it started off, I expected a somewhat dark tale of #spinsterlit but this bloomed into quite a different story. The characters were flawed & real; they felt alive, very much as people are. There were no sudden reveals, but everything felt emotionally true. I took great comfort in the descriptions of a quiet but not quite idyllic 1950s English village.

erzascarletbookgasm Wonderful review 👍 8mo
reading_rainbow I love that cover 💛💛! 8mo
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Cathythoughts Great review! No sudden reveals 👍🏻 Welcome aboard 😘 8mo
Ruthiella So glad you are now in the group! I also liked how this book kept subverting my expectations. 😀 8mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks, Jessie! 8mo
batsy @reading_rainbow Me too! These editions have pretty covers 💕 8mo
batsy @Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Thank you :) I definitely want to read more of her books! 8mo
LeahBergen Aww, lovely review. You‘ve summed up exactly what I love so much about this series of books. And you MUST read this other book by this author (republished recently in the British Library Women Writers series) ... you‘ll love it. 8mo
batsy @LeahBergen Thank you! And yes, O, the Brave Music is sitting on my shelf and it's because @rubyslippersreads said good things about it 🙂 So glad to hear that you liked it, too! 8mo
LeahBergen Yes! I have her (and Simon Thomas) to thank for leading me to it. 😊 @rubyslippersreads 8mo
quietjenn @batsy so happy that you‘ll be joining us. Like @LeahBergen said, you‘ve really encapsulated why this type of book has become my go-to. Not sure I made the connection that she‘s the author of O, the Brave Music, which is sitting on my Kindle ... 8mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy @LeahBergen @quietjenn I‘m thinking of rereading OTBM because, as I remember, it‘s quite different. I‘m so happy that publishers are reissuing these vintage titles. 😊 8mo
leah152 What's the #furrowedmiddlebrowclub? Sounds like something my Dad should join lol! 😊🤣 8mo
Cathythoughts @batsy @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I think I‘ll get O The Brave Music ... 👍🏻 I‘m only looking for suggestions cause I havnt a clue about these authors...so far I‘ve really enjoyed all our books 8mo
batsy @quietjenn This book was such a balm. I loved that it opened with Alison not wanting to get out of bed and throughout it just had characters wanting to take to bed because they felt under the weather or were tired... Such a simple luxury 😆 8mo
quietjenn @rubyslippersreads yes! I am all about the reprints and they make me so happy. I mark it on my calendar when #furrowedmiddlebrow has a release day 🤣 8mo
kspenmoll This sounds good! 8mo
batsy @kspenmoll A satisfying, comforting read :) 8mo
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LeahBergen
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This 1959 novel shows the effect of performing an impulsive act of kindness (rescuing a suicidal stranger from ‘death by duck pond‘) on a ‘set in her ways‘ spinster‘s life. It‘s a delicious peek into a cozy, insular village and tinged with just a bit of suspense. I loved it.

Okay, #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub! What‘s our July read? It‘s your pick, @quietjenn !

CarolynM Lovely shelf of Furrowed Middllebrows 😍 Looking forward to seeing what you pick @quietjenn 8mo
Ruthiella I found it nicely suspenseful too. What would they do about Miss Plum...what would Miss Plum get up to? 8mo
quietjenn Well, I‘ve been going back and forth between a couple, but since I see one of them on your shelf and I don‘t think any of us have already read it, how about Table Two? @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @CarolynM @Ruthiella @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @batsy (edited) 8mo
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TrishB Look at those shelves ♥️ 8mo
Cathythoughts Wow Leah ! Lovely collections 💫 Table Two then 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
Cathythoughts I loved it too 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Look at those Persephone and DSP editions! 😍🤤 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. I‘ll go order my copy for July! 8mo
batsy Nice review! And I have major shelf envy 😍 8mo
batsy @quietjenn Sounds lovely! :) 8mo
LeahBergen Table Two sounds great, @quietjenn ! And I‘ve not read it yet. 😊 8mo
LeahBergen @batsy Do you want to “join” the club? 😆 We can add you on to the end of the pick rotation if you like? Or feel free to just jump in whenever you want to read along with us. 8mo
batsy @LeahBergen Do you guys typically pick a book every other month? If so, yes please! I'd love to "join" ? 8mo
LeahBergen @batsy Yes, we do one every 2 months. @Ruthiella made up a great little schedule for us. 😊 I have it written down as a note for myself so I‘ll tack you on to the end and make a post. 😆 8mo
batsy @LeahBergen @Ruthiella Yay! Thank you 😘 8mo
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous shelves and great review! 😍 8mo
rubyslippersreads @quietjenn Great choice! 😊 8mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella I wondered who would get stuck with Miss Plum. 😆 8mo
Ruthiella @rubyslippersreads It almost makes one feel sorry for George ! 😂 8mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy So happy you‘re joining us! 😊 8mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella Almost. 😆 8mo
quietjenn Happy you approve and looking forward to sharing the experience with you all! @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen @batsy @rubyslippersreads 8mo
quietjenn @rubyslippersreads @ruthiella it really does feel like "stuck with" is the best way to say it. Cue the ? 8mo
Ruthiella @quietjenn @RubyRedReads For sure she will turn on the waterworks with him! 😭😭😭 😆 8mo
batsy @rubyslippersreads Thank you, I'm looking forward to more 😊 8mo
elkeOriginal Are there any Furrowed books that you do NOT have?! 🤦🏼‍♀️😹 3w
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon Very few at this point. 😆😆 And they keep republishing more. 😆 3w
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Ruthiella
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As part of the #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub , I enjoyed this novel. It could have gone darker, but didn‘t. Miss Penny does a stranger a good deed by saving her life and then can‘t get her out of her life or her spare room.

Set in 1950s Yorkshire, it has a lot of the markers I‘ve come to expect from this imprint...light humor & romance & very much Britain at a certain place and time.

Now the question is what‘s our pick for July? You‘re up Jenn. 😀

LeahBergen Oops! Just posted my review, too, and asked the same question. 😆😆 8mo
LeahBergen And yes! I kept thinking it just *might* go darker all along the way and was a bit surprised when it didn‘t. 8mo
CarolynM I thought it might get dark when we discovered Miss Plum had been snooping, but it just wasn't that sort of book and I liked that about it🙂 8mo
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Ruthiella @LeahBergen @quietjenn No pressure Jenn! 😆 8mo
quietjenn It‘s a nice sort of pressure 😉 As you‘ve probably seen on Leah‘s post, I think I‘ve settled on Table Two if that works for everyone? 8mo
Ruthiella @quietjenn Excellent! I‘ll order a copy. 👍 8mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM I agree. I was glad it didn‘t dipped too far over that edge. I wanted something charming and gentle to read. 8mo
CarolynM @quietjenn Fine with me. Are we still looking at reading in July? 8mo
quietjenn @CarolynM yes! This month seemed to go well, so maybe we could aim for the same in July - try to read and start discussion around the 15th? 8mo
Cathythoughts Lovely relaxing picture👌🏻 Looking forward to July‘s pic 😁 8mo
batsy I expected it to go darker, too! Interesting that this book didn't seem predictable at all :) 8mo
batsy @quietjenn I've succumbed to the #furrowedmiddlebrow charm and July gives me plenty of time to order the book 😁 Looking forward to it! 8mo
quietjenn @batsy ? at least you were warned going in! Happy to have you "officially" one of us! 8mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM That‘s the point where I thought it might go darker, too! 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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An enjoyable read with the #furrowedmiddlebrowclub gang. I liked the setting, the characterisation, and the ice skating scenes were fun. I don‘t know why the book is not titled Miss Penny and Miss Plum instead. I would have liked to know the backstory of Miss Plum. The ending was a surprise but I think very apt.

Ruthiella I wonder about Miss Plum and if she was intentionally manipulative or just clueless? I tend to think the latter. 🤔 8mo
Cathythoughts I‘d love to know about Miss Plums history too ... @Ruthiella I‘m thinking clueless too ( she was nosey though , and knew where everything was in the house 🤔 8mo
LeahBergen @Ruthiella @Cathythoughts I think she was mostly clueless but a wee bit manipulative, too. 8mo
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CarolynM Good question. Why was she anywhere near that duck pond? 8mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @CarolynM @Ruthiella @leahbergen She certainly has all of us talking about her 😂😂 8mo
batsy I'm close to the end but haven't had time to read yet today... I'm itching to see how it all wraps up 😁 8mo
quietjenn It *would* make sense for Miss Penny to come first, given the nature of the book. 8mo
quietjenn @Cathythoughts@erzascarletbookgasm @carolynm @ruthiella @leahbergen I don't think she's calculatingly manipulative, but I for sure think that she's learned if she just cries, someone will intervene and take care of her problems. I also think it's super interesting that of all the “main“ characters in the book, she is the only one that we never get a p.o.v. chapter from. 8mo
Ruthiella Great point about POV @quietjenn.👍 I think it‘s also hilarious that we are all talking about her...ONCE AGAIN she steals Allison‘s thunder! 😆 8mo
CarolynM @quietjenn Totally agree. I hadn't noticed the lack of her POV but it is so interesting - the author's deliberate choice to keep her a complete enigma. And yes, @Ruthiella yet again she is eclipsing poor, worthy Alison! 8mo
rubyslippersreads If I were Miss Penny and thought I‘d be saddled with Miss Plum for the rest of my life, I‘d throw myself in the duck pond. 😏 8mo
rubyslippersreads @quietjenn That‘s a great observation about Miss Plum‘s absent POV. But I think the story needs that mystery. @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @CarolynM @LeahBergen 8mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads 😆😆 I felt that way, too. 8mo
LeahBergen @quietjenn Great point! I never realized her POV wasn‘t given. 8mo
LeahBergen @Ruthiella OMG, you‘re right. She IS stealing Miss Penny‘s thunder. 😆 8mo
batsy @quietjenn Yes, great point about Victoria's missing POV. She's a bit like a cipher onto whom other characters can project their fantasies, aspirations and frustrations. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @quietjenn I think you‘re the only who noticed about the POV 👏. Interesting indeed. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @rubyslippersreads 😂 I‘m so glad Alison finally ‘got rid‘ of the Victoria baggage. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I don‘t think Miss Plum‘s completely clueless. Like someone said, she knows that her crying will get her sympathy and help...but she‘s only taking care of herself. 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Maybe that‘s why the book is titled that way... Miss Plum had us all curious, talking about her, leading a possibly exciting life in the end...stealing the limelight from boring Alison. 🤔 @Cathythoughts @CarolynM @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @Ruthiella @batsy 8mo
Cathythoughts @quietjenn Plum has no p. o. v. Excellent point ... well spotted. She is a bit of a conundrum alright 🤔😂 8mo
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CarolynM
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I think this book should have been called Alison & Ada, because that relationship is at the heart of the book. Miss Plum was a spectacularly damp squib, & don't get me started on the men! I'd suggest that this is a feminist text, except that Miss Penny seemed trapped in childishness in spite of her independence. Did anyone get the Victoria Plum joke? #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub.
I think the two Miss Ps fit #CharactersAreFrenemies for #Booked2021

Ruthiella I just assumed “Victoria Plum” was some sort of English dessert? Like her name was Peach Melba or something? The men were awful...it was all about was she could do for them and not what they could bring to the potential union. 😠 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m just enjoying the cover art and title 😉 8mo
Cathythoughts Yes , I thought Victoria Plum had to do with a Victoria sandwich.. sponge with a jam filling ( maybe plum jam ) I wasn‘t sure though. Alisons baby voice drove me mad 🙄. The men were annoying , but true to form and so believable I thought. I did like the part where Ronnie slipped his hand into Pops in the church. I was in stitches when George PS‘d his letter with ‘ Vicky sends her love. ‘ Vicky!! 🙄😂 8mo
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Cathythoughts #CharactersareFrenemies 👏🏻👌🏻 perfect choice ( I think I‘ll follow your lead & use this book too 🙏😘 8mo
CarolynM @Ruthiella Even the men who weren't potential suitors, like the publican and the guy who gave George a lift, had awful attitudes! 8mo
CarolynM @Cathythoughts I like your cake suggestion? I wondered if "Victoria" was a variety of plum I hadn't heard of. Yes, the men were believable, particularly in the place and time. It was nice to see Ronnie showing signs of growing up. The kind way of looking at the vicar's attitude towards Alison would be to say he didn't think she measured up to his late wife. And she probably didn't. I think "Vicky" was just the right sort of woman for George? 8mo
CarolynM @Cinfhen I love the design of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprint and all the cover art I've seen has been lovely and very fitting for the sort of stories they are. 8mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I assumed that as well as I couldn‘t think of any other explanation other than it was in reference to a Victoria sponge cake. 🤷🏻‍♀️ And then I had to ponder it more when Ronnie had no idea what was wrong with her name (was he too long in America?). 8mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM @Ruthiella @Cathythoughts And for any of you who‘ve read Mapp and Lucia ... didn‘t Stanley give you Georgie vibes? 😆 8mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen OMG I was JUST THINKING THAT! It only just occurred to me, however. Not actually when I was reading the book. 8mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I only vaguely remember the TV show .. but that rings a bell. The men are amusing .. taken with a pinch of salt 😂 8mo
CarolynM @LeahBergen I didn't think of it, but, yes, you're quite right. They are both very much of a type. 8mo
batsy Great review! And the Victoria Plum thing went over my head 😂 8mo
batsy @LeahBergen Georgie vibes!! Yes! I was thinking he vaguely reminded me of someone (real or fictional 😂) and now you've clarified it, lol 8mo
batsy Also, "damp squib" sums her up perfectly! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I didn‘t know what‘s the joke ..thought it must be some very English thing, so I Googled it 🤷‍♀️ . 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @CarolynM @Cathythoughts The men are selfish and self-righteous, I didn‘t like any of them. I was initially annoyed with Miss Plum but towards the end I have sympathy for her..she‘s not manipulative as I thought, she‘s merely taking care of herself, imo. I thought she and George make a good pair. (edited) 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @CarolynM @Cathythoughts Although I didn‘t like the men, I‘m happy Ronnie and his father made peace. As for Alison, on one hand, I feel sad that she‘s remained in the village & never got to travel the world...but then it‘s what she wants, peace & things familiar to her..the village is her life. 8mo
quietjenn Like @ruthiella, I sort of assumed Victoria Plum was a sort of dessert - Christmasy in my mind. It's really not such a good joke and Victoria's distress over it seems a bit extreme, but I suppose that is keeping in character with her. Agree that she's a damp squib and I found both of the Misses a bit frustrating and the men were such pillocks. 8mo
quietjenn @Cathythoughts that was definitely a nice moment. Ronnie's about the only one who exhibiting any growth ... 8mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen Yes, total Georgie vibes! 8mo
rubyslippersreads I think Vicky and George deserved each other. I didn‘t like any of the men, and although I find Alison‘s life rather dull, she wouldn‘t have improved things by marrying any of them. 8mo
rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @Cathythoughts Of all the male characters, I ended up liking Ronnie best, even though I detested him at first. 8mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy @quietjenn @CarolynM “Damp squib” describes Vicky perfectly. 🤣 (edited) 8mo
rubyslippersreads I think Ada was my favorite character. 8mo
CarolynM @rubyslippersreads Hurray for Ada! My favourite too. 8mo
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quietjenn
Miss Plum and Miss Penny | Dorothy Evelyn Smith
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Enjoying a bit of Miss Plum and Miss Penny before bed. I've slept *a lot* today (2nd vaccination yesterday), so we'll see how long it takes for sleep to come. I'm still pretty early in the book, but quite enjoying it. #furrowedmiddlebrowclub

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

Ruthiella We‘re vaccination twins! I had my second dose yesterday too. I was a little “achey” but Tylenol helped and I did take a nap during my lunch break. I‘m now at 70% in the book and I still have no idea how it will all pan out! It‘s (in its gentle way) a real nail-biter! I don‘t want Allison to marry any of her beaux! 😬 (edited) 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Rest up 💕 8mo
Cathythoughts I hope you feel better soon. Great to have the 2d one over ❤️👍🏻 8mo
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batsy Take care and get your rest! This is the perfect book to hide under the covers with 🙂 8mo
LeahBergen So glad you‘ve had the 2nd jab! 💖 8mo
quietjenn @Ruthiella hooray for 💉 twinning! It really want bad and totally worth it! Iv think I made it to about 45% last night before taking asleep. 8mo
quietjenn That you friends for the kind words and well-wishes! It was really not so bad and I'm so very happy to be vaccinated! @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @batsy @LeahBergen 8mo
rubyslippersreads 🎉💉💉 🎉 (edited) 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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I was enjoying it so much that I finished it this afternoon. .. What a good story , great characters & quite a turn of events. Looking forward to our chat about it soon. #FurrowedMiddleBrowGang

Ruthiella Excellent! I need to get back to it! 8mo
batsy Lovely picture! I'm finding this hard to put down, as well. I just finished the chapter right before Christmas Eve and one suspects Things are about to happen 😆 8mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella @batsy It‘s great fun & moving too , people set in their ways & relationships... it‘s so good 👏🏻 8mo
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LeahBergen I read over half of it yesterday! It‘s hard to put down once you get sunk into it, isn‘t it? 8mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I think so ... she has a great way of describing people , she really gets her own characters 👌🏻 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I tried to slow down...couldn‘t help but finished it. Agree, what a turn of events. I am itching to discuss it with everyone. 8mo
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LeahBergen
Miss Plum and Miss Penny | Dorothy Evelyn Smith
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Well, the first chapter is read and I‘m already loving it! How is the rest of the #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub doing? Have you all started?

This is one that I already owned before it was republished by @DeanStreetPress . Isn‘t the pink pretty?

@Cathythoughts @CarolynM @rubyslippersreads @erzascarletbookgasm @quietjenn @Ruthiella @batsy

erzascarletbookgasm What a gorgeous copy! I‘m enjoying it 👍 8mo
quietjenn Lovely copy, as usual! I'm still only a chapter or so in but pleased and hoping to do some more reading today! 8mo
Cathythoughts Fabulous copy ! I‘ve started & I love it ❤️ 8mo
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rubyslippersreads Adorable copy! I haven‘t started yet because I‘m reading a Margery Sharp for a GR group, and I‘m afraid they‘re too similar to have going at the same time. Soon, though. 😊 8mo
Ruthiella What a beautiful edition! I‘ve started it (at about 40%) and am enjoying it. @rubyslippersreads Totally understand! I was going to start earlier but was reading a Barbara Pym novel and thought it best to wait. 😀 8mo
batsy I love that edition 😍 Two chapters in and I'm really enjoying it! 8mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella I so do that, too! I always make sure that I‘m reading only one mid century/middlebrow book at a time. 8mo
LeahBergen @batsy I‘m reading chapter 3 now and I‘m sensing that Miss Plum is going to get on my nerves 😆 8mo
CarolynM I've read the first 2 chapters. So far so good🙂 8mo
elkeOriginal Gorgeous edition you have! (Of course) 3w
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#furrowedmiddlebrowclub
I am enjoying the humour, the pleasant village life..and quite annoyed with Miss Plum.

erzascarletbookgasm Who is Miss Plum, this weepy young woman who has install herself in Alison‘s home? And getting lots of attention from the men in the village?! 8mo
Ruthiella Yes! She‘s very manipulative...Or is she genuine? I‘m on the edge of my seat to know if Miss Penny will be able to extricate herself from the situation. 😬 8mo
Cathythoughts Miss Plum 😡... where is this all heading I wonder .. 8mo
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LeahBergen I‘m just starting it today! 👏🏻 8mo
quietjenn Ah, I've pretty neat the start so they've only met. Looking forward to the situation. 8mo
batsy I've just finished the first two chapters... Enjoying the writing, the setting, the characterisation. And very curious to know more about Miss Plum! 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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I‘ve made a little start & have met the two ladies Plum & Penny .... so far so good.
Bookmark courtesy of @TrishB ( it‘s a nice match with this book Trish

Velvetfur That's such a cute cover 😊 9mo
Cathythoughts @Velvetfur It is ! The two girls, Plum & Penny are pretty cute too ...., so far 😁 9mo
TrishB Matches brilliantly 😁 9mo
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rubyslippersreads Gorgeous everything in this photo! 😍 9mo
quietjenn Nice! 9mo
LeahBergen Ooo, now you are making me all excited to start it! 😍 9mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I know the feeling. ! It‘s contagious 😁📚 9mo
Ruthiella Excellent! 😀 9mo
Tamra Love that cover! 9mo
lazydaizee Good cover, nice design. 9mo
CarolynM I'm planning to start on the weekend🙂 9mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra it‘s a nice one 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
Cathythoughts @nuttybooklady It is ! 😊 9mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Oh good ! I‘ve havnt got very far yet .. hopefully more time at the weekend 🤞🏻 9mo
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Ruthiella
Miss Plum and Miss Penny | Dorothy Evelyn Smith
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For the #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub .

Hey reading buddies! Just a reminder that this is our group read for May! 💕 On your marks, get set and let‘s read with the goal of starting by May 15, if that works for y‘all.

If any other Littens want to join in, please feel free! 😁

rubyslippersreads Works for me! Thanks for the reminder. 😊 9mo
quietjenn That sounds like a good plan! Looking forward to sharing the experience with you all. 😀 (edited) 9mo
Ruthiella @quietjenn Put your thinking cap on for July too ‘cause it‘s your turn to pick next! 😃 9mo
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quietjenn @Ruthiella I‘ve already been thinking about it 😅 So many possibilities ... 9mo
LeahBergen I can‘t wait! 👍🏻 9mo
batsy Ooh, is it OK if I crash the party? This is my one (and only) Furrowed Middlebrow book (so far 😆) and I'd love to read along with all of you this month @Ruthiella @quietjenn @LeahBergen @CarolynM @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts 9mo
Cathythoughts Excellent! Thankyou , I‘ll be starting by May 15th 👍🏻👍🏻❤️ 9mo
CarolynM Thanks Ruth, I'll probably start this week😘 Glad to have you aboard @batsy 😘 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Looking forward to our next read! Yay, @batsy happy to have you join! 9mo
Ruthiella @batsy 🥳 Yay! The more, the merrier. Just be forewarned, this started off as “only one” book for me and now it‘s been FOUR BOOKS and counting! 😂 9mo
quietjenn @batsy hooray! Welcome to the fun! 9mo
batsy @CarolynM @erzascarletbookgasm @Ruthiella @quietjenn Thank you! ❤️ I'm looking forward :) 9mo
batsy @Ruthiella Hahaha! I'm ready to live dangerously 😂 9mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella @batsy They‘re addicting. 😄 8mo
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#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub I‘m delighted with my little collection ( all read ) and my new book ready for May ! This is so much fun 👍🏻❤️

Ruthiella Great photo! 😍 10mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Thanks! Sure it‘s great fun 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
rubyslippersreads Lovely! 10mo
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quietjenn They look so nice! Also, good ankles and hips at the right angle in your photo 😉 10mo
LeahBergen @quietjenn I was going to ask if those were Mrs. Martell‘s shapely calves 😆😆 10mo
Ruthiella @quietjenn Good one! 😂😂😂 10mo
Cathythoughts @quietjenn @LeahBergen @Ruthiella 😂Stop ! Will we ever forget Mrs Martell 🤣... that was just where the books happened to be sitting , beneath the Salvador Dali print ‘ Girl At the Window ‘ ... I have two of them , I love this picture ! The Martell connection was unconscious 😁@rubyslippersreads (edited) 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely photo! ❤️ Looking forward to our next read, my copy on the way from BD 😊 10mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie! I‘m looking forward to it too 10mo
CarolynM 😍 10mo
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