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PistisSophia
09-12-2005, 04:49 PM
This book, which came out originally as a series for a magazine and then turned into a complete book is a very readable and charming look backwards to a time that exists only in what we read. All the colloquialisms and so forth were explained.

Now I know what sitting bodkin means!

This book is a wonderful timepiece into 1866 or so.

Cynthia, Osborn, The Squire, Mr. Hamley, Molly and Mr. Gibson and the rest of the cast of characters are wonderful, but this is kind of like a lady's book. I am not trying to be chauvinistic/feminist but I don't think that men would like this book as much as women. Please don't sue me.

HappyReader
03-13-2007, 05:25 PM
I have never actually read the book myself but have seen the BBC production(might have [email protected]) and absolutely adored it. So, did she really die before she finished wrtiting the book?

ponderful
08-27-2009, 06:58 AM
I just finised this book and totally loved it! Anyone else read it lately? Pity she never got to really finish it...