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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu September 9th, 2010, 5:33 pm

The funny thing is, from what I've read, is that Louisa was not fond of kids!

It's been very interesting to read about various famous children's authors and the fact that their personal lives would be very suspect today (esp Lewis Carroll's!) or they didn't care for children (Alcott).

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Post by Vanessa » Thu September 9th, 2010, 6:07 pm

I'm just about to start My Lady Judge by Cora Harrison.
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Post by Madeleine » Thu September 9th, 2010, 6:29 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]The funny thing is, from what I've read, is that Louisa was not fond of kids!

It's been very interesting to read about various famous children's authors and the fact that their personal lives would be very suspect today (esp Lewis Carroll's!) or they didn't care for children (Alcott).

SM[/quote]

Yes, Enid Blyton was another one who seemed to be better dealing with other people's children than her own daughters.
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Post by SGM » Thu September 9th, 2010, 8:17 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yes, Enid Blyton was another one who seemed to be better dealing with other people's children than her own daughters.[/quote]

I believe the same is true of E Nesbitt whose domestic arrangements were quite modern.
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Post by Ash » Fri September 10th, 2010, 1:19 am

[quote=""Michy""]Have you ever read Little Men or Jo's Boys? I [/quote]


Loved both, but as a kid related more to Little Men. The scene where the girl and the little boy get lost in the woods is still as vivid to me as when I first read it.

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Post by Ash » Fri September 10th, 2010, 1:22 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]The funny thing is, from what I've read, is that Louisa was not fond of kids!

It's been very interesting to read about various famous children's authors and the fact that their personal lives would be very suspect today (esp Lewis Carroll's!) or they didn't care for children (Alcott).
SM[/quote]

Sonja, Alision Lurie wrote few interesting books on the subject. One you might enjoy is Boys and Girls Forever. Her premise isn't so much whether authors liked kids, as much as they themselves were still like children. There were some things in the book that I very much disagreed with, but found it interesting anyway.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri September 10th, 2010, 1:53 am

[quote=""Ash""]Sonja, Alision Lurie wrote few interesting books on the subject. One you might enjoy is Boys and Girls Forever. Her premise isn't so much whether authors liked kids, as much as they themselves were still like children. There were some things in the book that I very much disagreed with, but found it interesting anyway.[/quote]

Hmm sounds interesting, I'll add it to my WL at Amazon, but have way to many books on my Mount TBR at the moment to buy any more, yikes! :)

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Post by javagirl » Fri September 10th, 2010, 3:51 am

Started Rutherfurd's Sarum. Imagine I'll be on it for quite a while. ;)

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Post by Michy » Fri September 10th, 2010, 5:09 am

I liked that one the best of his books. Well, that one and London.

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Post by Susan » Fri September 10th, 2010, 11:43 am

[quote=""Michy""]I liked that one the best of his books. Well, that one and London.[/quote]

Sarum and London are also my favorite Rutherfurd books. I'd like to read Sarum again after visiting Salisbury Cathedral several years ago. I made my husband read London before he visited the city for the first time.
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