I intended to spend my weekend either reading lots or reviewing lots, and in the end… I did neither. I think I only managed about ten pages of Great Expectations and ten of Nella Last’s Peace all weekend, and didnt’ write a word of a review. Tut TUT.
So, instead, I shall just direct you to Darlene’s lovely review of Helen Thomas’ As It Was.
And, in honour of that review, ask you to suggest a good book which has a title borrowed from elsewhere (Helen Thomas’ being from the Book of Common Prayer).
Here are some of my suggestions:
Mr. Weston’s Good Wine by T.F. Powys (title from Jane Austen’s Emma)
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns (title from Henry Longfellow’s ‘The Fire of Drift-Wood’ which is melancholy and beautiful and is here)
Told By An Idiot by Rose Macaulay (from Shakespeare’s Macbeth)
Hostages to Fortune by Elizabeth Cambridge (from Francis Bacon’s ‘Of Marriage and Single Life’)
Faster! Faster! by E.M. Delafield (from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass)
Thanks Heaven Fasting by E.M. Delafield (from Shakespeare’s As You Like It)
All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West (from Milton’s Samson Agonistes)
That was good fun. Over to you!