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Margaret Powling

HAPPY EASTER, Cornflower and to Mr Cornflower and all the young Cornflowers, too!
I have celebrated by making Cornflower's rock buns and all here have demonstrated how good they are not only by munching them but also asking me to make them again!
The basket of goodies looks wonderful (if only I could knit!) and I'm being tempted (yet again) into buying more books as I would love the Josephine Tey. I once saw a dramtization of this on TV (not sure whether it was a film or a serial, but it was good whatever it was!) But currently reading another romantic novel by Erica James (Precious Times) and as I once dismissed such books as chick lit I'm eating my words as I'm really enjoying this novel. But I'm also eagerly looking forward to reading Can Any Mother Help me? And also the next two crime novels by Christine Poulson, Stage Fright and Footfall.
Right now I'm off to eat a very late lunch (because we pigged out on rock buns!) ... a chicken curry, which isn't very Easter-like, is it?
Have a good Easter Day!

Lisa W

Sounds like my kind of an afternoon. Have a very happy Easter, Karen!

Nancy

Re M.Powling's reference to _Can Any Mother Help me?_: A friend in the UK sent that to me months ago. I put it beside the bed but still haven't gotten to it. I'd come across references to it online somewhere and thought I'd eventually get it - but my friend is someone who knows my likes and sent this to me. I'm embarrassed that I haven't started it yet.

I didn't comment on reading backwards but agree with M.P. about preferring to begin at the beginning with an author. One author in particular comes to mind - Alan Furst. I happened to read a book of his that took place in 1938. The next book I picked up was maybe his fourth book in a similar vein. I managed to find about six of his books and noticed that the order in which they were produced was chronological - 1938 to the late forties - all took place in Europe before, during, and til after WWII. I started again and read them through chronologically. I really liked them and will read them again sometime.

lucette

I have been enjoying a Cornflower morning with knitting projects underway and some great radio. And I have two books on pilgrimages, but alas no chocolate. Enjoy your Easter.

Margaret Powling

In response to Nancy: I used to belong to a correspondence magazine, one organized by the National Womens' Register (formerly the National Housewives Register) of which I used to be a member. I used to look forward, so much, each month to the arrival of Perpetua, the name of the magazine to which I 'belonged' (there were others.) Today, emails and blogs have perhaps taken the place of such magazines.
But, in relation to Can Any Mother Help Me? If you look at www.christinepoulson.co.uk and then click on to Christine's blog and then to previous posts, you will come across one entitled Can Any Mother Help Me? and see a bit more about this book. I've only read a few pages thus far, but I know it's definitely my kind of book. It has also led me to the social history books of Simon Garfield and I intend to buy them (or acquire them via www.readitswapit.co.uk) in due course.
The name Alan Furst rings bells although I've not read his books. But with a name like Furst you do have to read the first one first, do you not!

Angela Young

Lovely to Speaking of Love nestled between such beautiful wool and beside Josephine Tay. Perhaps you've found some chocolate by now too?

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