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eBook August Folly: a novel ePub

by Angela Thirkell

  • ISBN: 1559213205
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Angela Thirkell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries; 1 edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 304
  • ePub book: 1535 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1294 kb
  • Other: docx lrf txt mobi
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 607

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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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AUGUST FOLLY chronicles the lives and loves of modern Barsetshire in this comedy of everyday life as it is lived in an English village community. Mrs Palmer with her fondness for staging Greek dramas unwittingly brings about several romances thereby. Chief among them is the affair of Richard Tebben with Mrs Palmer's house guest--the mother of nine children. The end of summer, however. finds Richard himself again. The comedy is held together with word and deed--especially word.

Comments

Frostdefender Frostdefender
In spite of occasional lapses into her generations prejudices, this is a book filled with pleasant people (and a few unpleasant but comically so) in the late 1930s, a fact which adds for the reader a certainly melancholy cast as one wonders what is soon in store for them. In this one of the last lovely peaceful summers, however, the characters live with a gentleness and humor that allowed me to exit awhile from our less civil world and enjoy the company of thoughtful and benign people. A good book for a rainy or snowy afternoon!
Quashant Quashant
A boys' boarding school in the English countryside in 1937 is the setting for this charming story of young people finding themselves and each other. Readers have the benefit of hindsight--we know that the bucolic life the characters are living will soon by swallowed up by war and privation. I found that this made the story even more nostalgic. Fans of Angela Thirkell should be sure to read this before going on to her later novels written during the 40's, as the characters recur and are more fully developed.
Uriel Uriel
This book was a real joy! I have been reading Angela Thirkell's novels out of sequence -- and as fast as I can get them from Amazon! I was expecting to enjoy "Summer Half" but the experience went far beyond enjoyment. I love spending time with the characters in this series of the chronicles. "Summer Half" exceeded my expectations.
Niwield Niwield
I love this novel because it is witty and fun and smart. Lovely characters with their individual foibles and gifts. Angela Thirkell has a good grasp of human nature.
Cyregaehus Cyregaehus
One of Thirkell's earlier novels--does not measure up to he later ones that portray life during and after the war. She has yet to hit her stride.
Zicelik Zicelik
This is the second of her book s I've read. The mix of people that is so British and a mix of plots that get sorted in the end. I plan to read more. She wrote many more books and I hope Amazon can publish all.
Nahelm Nahelm
Such escapist, vintage fun! Love Angela Thirkel and how she became a writer.
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