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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Heat wave

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Near to the Wild Heart | Clarice Lispector, Alison Entrekin, Benjamin Moser
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"With your teacher, she said, playing with intimacy, and she was white and smooth. Not miserable and not knowing anything, not abandoned, not dirty-kneed like Joana, like Joana! Joana got up and she knew that her skirt was short, that her blouse was clinging to her minuscule, hesitant bust. Flee, run to the beach, lie face-down in the sand, hide her face, listen to the sound of the sea."

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Shadows of the Workhouse | Jennifer Worth
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Unflinching, transporting memoir-as-social-history/creative non-fiction treatment of the traumatic and taboo with tender and galvanizing sensitivity. Would have been worth my time just for the trial of nonagenarian esoteric philosopher Sister Monica Joan, conducted in part in Cockney rhyming slang. Nicola Barber's audio narration is first-class. A different experience than the first book or the television series and my preferred so far.

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Rereading Jane Austen, 6/6
"'...I know the summer will pass happily away. I mean never to be later in rising than six, and from that time till dinner I shall divide every moment between music and reading. I have formed my plan, and am determined... By reading only six hours a-day, I shall gain in the course of a twelvemonth a great deal of instruction which I now feel myself to want.'"

Emmeline "Elinor honoured her for a plan which originated so nobly as this; though smiling to see the same eager fancy which had been leading her to the extreme of languid indolence and selfish repining, now at work in introducing excess into a scheme of such rational employment and virtuous self control." 3y
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"I would like to buy myself lots of nice things when I get back to Paris and London - unfortunately I have no money but...
kimonos - long and short
ballet pumps
cigarette box
seamed stockings
War and Peace
The Brothers Karamazov
an Indonesian puppet
Moroccan lamp
a whole stack of fresh beetroot for my cheeks
a topaz ring 3cm fat
Chinese slippers - red and black
cut-glass wine decanter"

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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Good morning. Weekend accomplishments: Rereading Austen 5/6, #24in48 #readathon 18.1/24

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The Sun Rises (This is a dick joke) (I'm so sorry) #HonestBookTitle #24in48

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Wise Blood: A Novel | Flannery O'Connor
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In Search of Lost Time: Way by Swann's | Marcel Proust, James Grieve, Mark Treharne, John Sturrock, Carol E. Clark, Peter Collier, Christopher Prendergast, Ian Patterson
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"My mother was right. When you've got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust." -Jane Birkin #24in48 #readathon

Emmeline Photo via Vogue Paris archives 3y
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In Search of Lost Time: Way by Swann's | Marcel Proust, James Grieve, Mark Treharne, John Sturrock, Carol E. Clark, Peter Collier, Christopher Prendergast, Ian Patterson

"My mother was right. When you've got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust." -Jane Birkin #24in48 #readathon

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A favorite series #24in48 #readathon

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A favorite dysfunctional family novel for #24in48 #readathon @Litsy @24in48

Vickykc Great picture :) I just finished this and loved it. 3y
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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Rereading Jane Austen, 4/6

MrBook Nice pic! 3y
Emmeline Thank you :) @MrBook 3y
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The Old Man and Me | Elaine Dundy
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The Old Man and Me | Elaine Dundy
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"So I went. I had nothing better to do, had I, except recount my money and repaint my finger-nails and die of frustration?"

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