Wild Strawberries

Action in Thirkells second Barsetshire novel centres around the extended family of the Leslies of Rushwater House Lady Emily reigns behind a self generated thicket of confusion and turmoil There is no event so settled that Lady Emily cannot throw it into chaos at the last moment Mr Leslie has been known to take off on a cruise to the Northern capitals of Europe when iAction in Thirkells second Barsetshire novel centres around the extended family of the Leslies of Rushwater House Lady Emily reigns behind a self generated thicket of confusion and turmoil There is no event so settled that Lady Emily cannot throw it into chaos at the last moment Mr Leslie has been known to take off on a cruise to the Northern capitals of Europe when it all becomes too much for him Their daughter Agnes, a matriarch in waiting, has already produced three children despite a husband who seems to be perennially abroad on some unspecified activity The French tenants and Mr Holt, the consummate social leech, are skilfully and humorously dealt with as is the household struggle for control between Housekeeper and Nannie Even the small children, James, Emmy, and Clarissa are fully defined and serve to reveal the character of the adults as they interact with them As usual we have the young man with crush on older woman , one match completed, and others set up for the future.
Wild Strawberries Action in Thirkells second Barsetshire novel centres around the extended family of the Leslies of Rushwater House Lady Emily reigns behind a self generated thicket of confusion and turmoil There is no

  • Title: Wild Strawberries
  • Author: Angela Thirkell
  • ISBN: 9781559213240
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Oh, this is lovely! ‘Wild Strawberries’ is the story of one aristocratic English family and one glorious summer in between the wars. And it is set in Angela Thirkell’s Barchestershire, a place where every single person, however high or low their situation, is happy and accepting of their situation and the role they are to play.You need to be able to accept that – and I can understand that some might not be able to – but I can, and if you can too, you will find much to enjoy in this lig [...]

    2. Of the three Angela Thirkell novels I have read this is my favourite - it is wonderful! 'Wild Strawberries' is set in a Downton Abbey type world. I say 'type' because there is comedy but no drama.One of the things that fascinates me about classics is the language. As you read books from different periods you notice how the language changes. For example in 19 century novels there are words such as - tolerable, countenance (face), altered. There are none of these words in 'Wild Strawberries' which [...]

    3. An amusing, mildly diverting portrait of a family and a village in the year just before World War II. The impossibly scatterbrained Lady Emily and her large extended family make for an entertaining weekend visit to the Great House, though I would find them all vastly annoying for much longer than that! A few adumbrations of the horrors to come give the story just enough of a hidden edge--one wonders what became of them all when the bombs began to fall on their idyllic world.G: A clean read.

    4. Cette parenthèse anglaise délicieusement rétro doit se lire assez rapidement pour ne pas lasser : elle vous parle d'une époque révolue pendant laquelle le monde se voulait aussi léger que possible. Downton Abbey par certains côtés, avec l'humour qu'il faut et l'éternelle question des relations amoureuses Le parfum des fraises sauvages est aussi rafraîchissant que promis !

    5. So delicious, like a glass of sweet lemonade on a hot afternoon; or a china cup of darjeeling on a cold one. Completely without guile, with tongue firmly in cheek, and exquisitely written. And very, very funny.

    6. In the days between the wars life goes on as usual for Lady Emily and Mr. Leslie and their family. Their grandson Martin is fast becoming a man and will one day take over the estate, second son John is a quiet widower still mourning his late wife, much to his parents' sorrow; youngest son David is jolly and irrepressible as he figures out his path in life; their daughter Agnes is visiting with her brood for the summer as is Agnes' husband's niece Mary. As the summer goes on the Leslies and co. w [...]

    7. I see the movie, with Stephen Fry of course! I love the British comedies and this book is a great material for a very funny and engaging movie.I have had so much fun with this piece. I will definitely read more of Angela Thirkell.When I think of the scene in the church or with the gong I am smiling from ear to ear. There were so ridiculous moments, they are simply delightful. Thirkell seams to be a master of the genre. Lady Emily, Agnes - they are wonderful. One of the best comedies I have ever [...]

    8. Mary Preston, the unmarried twenty-three year old niece (unrelated by blood) of Lady Agnes Graham (the latter is sweet natured, but alas not over-endowed with brains), is staying awhile at Rushwater House in Barsetshire, a seat strangely overlooked by Pevsner amongst England’s lesser country houses. One almost feels a desire to search the annals of “Country Life”, where surely an article has been published? The exact composition of family resident at any one time fluctuates; this being a h [...]

    9. Le roman croque une saison à la campagne, chez des jeunes gens aisés et oisifs, sans distiller un soupçon de manichéisme, juste dans le souci de partager une tranche de vie frivole et guillerette.Le rendu fait mouche. Et on goûte avec délice aux nombreux ingrédients qui constituent cette comédie rafraîchissante et légère. C'est dégoulinant de charme vintage, et c'est tout bon !blogclarabelnalblog/arc

    10. This was delightful.*Possible spoilers? I don't know, I'll try not to give endings away, at least.*It took me about two chapters to get into it. Evidently one of Angela Thirkell's trademarks is to throw A WHOLE BUNCH of characters at you and then hope that you get them all sorted out pretty quick. This may even be one of her easier ones, but it still took me a little while to settle everyone's role in my mind. The more you read, the easier it gets though, because everyone is quite well defined a [...]

    11. Leggere la Thirkell è come venire proiettati in una delle tante sonnacchiose, pittoresche ma movimentate conteee inglesi degli anni 20/30 dove, in prima fila, assistiamo divertiti, perplessi, ammiccanti, bonari alle rocambolesche, spesso surreali, vicissitudini di un nugolo di personaggi davvero eccentrici, per non dire strambi che, al pari di attori di una brillante commedia british, recitano coralmente una quotidianità, fatta di curiosi ma affettuosi rapporti familiari, di battibecchi con la [...]

    12. Deliciously funny, to use a Thirkellism. This book is absolutely perfect to read when you are feeling glum and under the weather -- it will make you laugh out loud. The upper-class characters at its centre are ridiculously wonderful, all so self-absorbed that they pay no attention to other people and are constantly getting hold of the wrong end of the stick. Lady Emily's attempts to organise everyone and everything are sensibly ignored by the lower-class characters who actually get things done. [...]

    13. A summer at an English Country-house in the 1930s, with all the accompanying silliness and minor inconveniences and class issues that one might expect from such a setting. It is laugh-out-loud funny: there is a wonderfully irreverent joy in the foibles, idiocies, and innocent pleasures of minor gentry. Two things marred my pleasure: 1, this was written between world wars and contains some bs antisemitism and someone is compared to an n-word, and 2, the love story is utterly unconvincing. (view s [...]

    14. I must admit, I seem to have a definite weakness for satires.Wild Strawberries is well written and deliciously funny :)The plot was a wonderful blend of 'everyday life' and absurdities. I really liked the characters - they were treading a fine line between realistic and caricature, but in a very genuine, human sort of way.I definitely recommend!I will mention, that it's a book of it's time. There are underlying hints of racism, sexism and class-ism (class-ism? I can't remember the right word). P [...]

    15. I loved being introduced to Angela Thirkell in High Rising and yet I let this second installment sit in the TBR pile for a long time. I'm glad I finally picked this up again to revisit Barsetshire. I love the tone and and the summer breezy feeling of these novels. The story centers around a romance but it is written with enough sharped eyed social commentary and wit to let the reader know that this is more than a mere confection. This is the perfect book to enjoy in hammock with a tall glass of [...]

    16. Charmant, léger, une petite douceur légèrement acidulée - comme une fraise des bois (sauvage) donc. Un mélange entre B. Pym, M. Wesley et une pointe de P. G. Wodehouse.

    17. Young Mary Preston has been invited to spend the summer at the sprawling country estate of Rushwater, belonging to Lady Emily Leslie. ‘Wild Strawberries’ is the story of that very idyllic time, Mary Preston’s romantic entanglements and the summertime activities of the landed country gentry.Full review at bagfullofbooks/2017/03/08

    18. I love Angela Thirkell's Barsetshire novels and am reading them as I can find them, so was thrilled to see them being reprinted. I agree with other reviewers here that the rather slapdash editing and printing in some of the books is frustrating, but nothing can spoil the pleasure of another visit with Thirkell's wonderful characters for me. Here we visit Rushwater House and meet the Leslie family which includes three of my new favorite characters: Lady Emily Leslie, her long-suffering husband He [...]

    19. Etant une grande fan de littérature, et en particulier de l'humour anglais à la Wodehouse, je ne pouvais qu'être tentée par ce livre. Je n'avais jamais rien lu d'Angela Thirkell donc ce fut une vraie découverte.Si l'histoire est assez prévisible dans l'ensemble, elle réserve quelques jolis coups de théâtre sur les intrigues secondaires. la galerie des personnages est irrésistible pour ceux qui aiment ce genre de personnages complètement délirants mais finalement si attachants.Ce n'es [...]

    20. This is the book that sets the scene for so many books that follow. If you can tolerate the biases of her class and time, Thirkell can't be beat. She chronicled English society in real time, as she cranked out a book a year for close to 30 years, from servant troubles in the 30's to lack of servant troubles in the 50's. Great if you like funny drawing-room humor, although she got a little overwrought in her latter years.

    21. Really enjoying this quaint series by Ms. Thirkell. Whimsical and light, it's a great book and series to get lost in when you need a little light romance in your life. Although there isn't much substance to the story, I did find myself enchanted with the characters, laughing at their little quirks and nuances. And smiling as I finished the last page. I'm looking forward to continuing on with this series.

    22. La suite de ma chronique ici: lune-et-plume/le-parfum-desComment ne pas commencer ma chronique en remerciant les éditions Charleston d’être allées sortir du grenier cette petite perle, de l’avoir dépoussiérée pour nous offrir ce roman drôle à souhait, un brin déjanté, complètement décalé mais si délicieux ? []

    23. Eh. While this was a reasonably well-constructed story, it was just boring. Most of the characters went undeveloped, as the author relied steadfastly on mannerism and stereotype. The book's problems were unimportant, and the outcome was almost entirely predictable. Undemanding; fine for anglophiles to read on the beach, falling asleep at appropriate intervals.

    24. Some of the characters were very funny and enjoyable, but the love story was terrible. Someone should have punched the girl on page 120 and it would have all been much better.

    25. Può sembrare un controsenso, ma, nonostante abbia dato a questo libro "solo" 3 stelline, leggerlo è stata un'esperienza estremamente piacevole e lo consiglio a chi ha gusti simili ai miei.Ma andiamo con ordine e partiamo dall'autrice.Angela Thirkell è stata una scrittrice inglese dalla vita ben poco ordinaria. Si sposò, ebbe un paio di figli e divorziò per le troppe corna, dopodiché si risposò e seguì il secondo marito in Australia, ebbe un altro figlio ma presto si rese conto che laggi [...]

    26. 3.5 stars. This is a cozy visit with a large, happy, well-to-do family at their idyllic country home in England, between the wars. I very much enjoyed the characterizations. There’s no plot to speak of unless you count an unconvincing romance, but it’s an amusing read. It’s complete fluff, weighted down only occasionally by poignant moments of grief for the eldest son of the family, who was killed in the Great War.A nice example of the prose:Could I speak to you for a moment, madam?' said [...]

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