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Angela Margaret Thirkell (/ˈθɜːrkəl/; née Mackail, 30 January 1890 – 29 January 1961) was an English and Australian novelist. She also published one novel, Trooper to Southern Cross, under the pseudonym Leslie Parker
Angela Margaret Thirkell (/ˈθɜːrkəl/; née Mackail, 30 January 1890 – 29 January 1961) was an English and Australian novelist. She also published one novel, Trooper to Southern Cross, under the pseudonym Leslie Parker. She was the elder daughter of John William Mackail (1859–1945), a Scottish classical scholar and civil servant from the Isle of Bute who was the Oxford professor of poetry from 1906 to 1911.
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August Folly is a typical Thirkell novel, charming, gentle and witty. It started off slowly, with a confusing introduction of many characters, but once that was out of the way it became tremendously enjoyable. Unlike some of her Barsetshire novels, this one doesn't require a previous knowledge of any of the others. Overall, I love her signature style and found August Folly to be a delightful read.
August Folly is one of Angela Thirkell's highly entertaining Barsetshire books set in Britain during the 1930s
Thirkell's novels provide a scrutiny of British manners in the most entertaining doses. August Folly is one of Angela Thirkell's highly entertaining Barsetshire books set in Britain during the 1930s. This one involves a collection of country families, at least 2 Jane Austen references, a summer holiday production of the Greek play Hippolytus by Euripides, and the misunderstandings of several young couples as they fall in love.
Angela Thirkell - High Rising - Little, Brown Book Group. Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell. The Promise of a Thirkell-filled Spring. August Folly - Angela Thirkell (Virago Modern Classics, 2014). I prefer reading: On not sticking to a schedule. I love taking part in group reads. I love these Barsetshire novels and have recently been diligently recollecting and rereading these books which I foolishly let slip away thinking I had outgrown them.
August Folly is the fourth book in Angela Thirkell’s Barsetshire series of novels. In short, as enjoyable as these Thirkell books can be – I do really need to be in the right frame of mind for them, which is why they have been sitting unread for some time. As it was, last weekend I was just in exactly the right frame of mind and I gobbled this book up in two days.
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