Lady Emily Leslie regna su Rushwater House generando continua confusione e subbuglio. Non c’è evento pianificato che lady Emily non possa sconvolgere all’ultimo momento. Il marito, quando tutto diventa troppo, se ne va in viaggio nelle capitali del Nord Europa. Anche il marito della figlia Agnes, placida e un po’ ottusa, tende a sparire spesso, ma la famiglia, comunque numerosa, non si abbatte mai. Mary, nipote di Agnes, arriva ospite per l’estate e s’innamora del bel David, donnaiolo.
Lady Emily e Agnes pensano però che un diverso marito sarebbe più adatto e tramano perché questo avvenga durante la festa d’estate a Rushwater House.
Battute fulminanti, personaggi che ci entusiasmano per la loro vitalità, una deliziosa commedia romantica.
- ISBN: 8896919932
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 240
Una comedia muy ligera para leer prácticamente del tirón. He disfrutado muchísimo de 'Fresas silvestres', la típica comedia inglesa sobre una familia de clase alta, llena de enredos amorosos y situaciones absurdas. Es cierto que la primera parte resulta un poquito insulsa porque representa un buen núm Leggi tutto
This book was a much better experience than Thirkell's first Barsetshire novel . The characters were better realised,(Mr Holt was wonderful! ) it was genuinely very funny in parts and there was one scene that moved me to tears. But there was one page of Thirkell's usual cheerful racism. I had a lo
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 a Leggi tutto
This book was an absolute mess and used the n word to describe a piece of music for just no reason and I know it was written in the 30s, but you should be warned, as it was awful and jarring. There’s also a subplot about French royalists- which is meant to be charming but in the 1930s probably meant Leggi tutto
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 pe Leggi tutto
Es uno de esos libros que llegan para evadirse,que te transportan o otro lugar,a otra época. 🍓 Con Mary,una joven bonita de una familia pudiente venida a menos me fui al condado de ficticio de Barsetshire ,la autora se lo tomó prestado en numerosas ocasiones a Antony Trollope. 🍓 Alli le espera la fami Leggi tutto
Angela Thirkell novels come in two main flavors--light but with an undercurrent of sadness to give them a bit of emotional heft; and so light they float away on the breeze. Wild Strawberries falls into the latter category, so it is not a favorite of mine. That said, it has most of the Thirkell virtue Leggi tutto
The literary equivalent of eating a cream puff, but it made me laugh.
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 j Leggi tutto
2 Stars. Most of the characters in Wild Strawberries are far more likeable than those in the first Barsetshire book, High Rising. Unfortunately, this book, like the first, contains some appallingly racist content. This, combined with a smug, snobbish, and cold blooded tone makes this my last Angela T Leggi tutto
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