Marling Hall by Angela Thirkell – A Character Classic

  In short, a Thirkell to savour where she develops and shows her mastery of her characters. After much waiting, this is another reprint of an Angela Thirkell wartime novel set in the fictional Barsetshire. This means that it is easy to get hold of this Thirkell classic which builds on her familiar themes and … More Marling Hall by Angela Thirkell – A Character Classic

Northbridge Rectory – Angela Thirkell

I thought that it was about time I wrote about a book that I really love, that you can buy easily, and is an enormous contrast to A Chelsea Concerto,  reviewed here https://northernreader.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/a-chelsea-concerto-francis-favell-a-furrowed-middlebrow-book/  . Northbridge Rectory  is one of the Thirkell books that I managed to read when I first discovered this writer a few years ago. … More Northbridge Rectory – Angela Thirkell

Angela Thirkell – novelist of Barsetshire

You may have heard of Barsetshire. It’s the fictional shire created by Anthony Trollope as a setting for his best known novels, the Barsetshire Chronicles. They start with the wonderful The Warden and continue with Barsetshire Towers. You may have seen the tv version staring the likes of Alan Rickman and Susan Hampshire. If not, the dvd is available. … More Angela Thirkell – novelist of Barsetshire