Stuck-in-a-Book’s Weekend Miscellany

Pleasure of Reading Well, I’ll be spending my weekend writing a conference paper for the Elizabeth von Arnim conference which is (ahem) next weekend. Excellent planning, Si. I’m speaking about Father, which (since Virago didn’t reprint it during their flurry of E von A reprints) isn’t particularly well known – but it’s rather fab. More on that soon; for now, a book, a blog post, and a link.

1.) The book – I’ve been meaning to read it for ages, but since I haven’t managed it yet, I thought I’d just let you know it exists. It’s 43 writers writing about how much they love reading. Blissful, no? Thanks Bloomsbury for sending me a copy – I am really looking forward to finding time to read it.

2.) The blog post exciting news from Ali about Bello and Mary Hocking.

3.) The link – anybody who loves the entirely lovable Humans of New York might also have fun over at Felines of New York

4 thoughts on “Stuck-in-a-Book’s Weekend Miscellany

  • September 5, 2015 at 8:06 am
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    Good luck with the conference Simon – sounds fascinating. And the 43 Writers book sounds excellent – books about books and writer are wonderful (I just succumbed to Howard’s End is on the Landing…..) Very exciting news about Mary Hocking, isn’t it?

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  • September 5, 2015 at 9:25 am
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    Good luck with the conference Simon, I will look forward to hearing all about it.

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  • September 6, 2015 at 2:12 am
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    I would love to hear more about E. von Arnim’s book FATHER. I thought I knew all of her books. There is a problem with some of the reprints however as the print is so tiny you simple cannot read it without magnification. I hope someone will start using bigger print for those who are older.

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  • September 7, 2015 at 9:42 pm
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    There’s such a thing as a “Elizabeth von Arnim conference”?! Anyway we can read about the proceedings online? I’ve been waiting and waiting for the world to re-discover von Armin.

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