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  1. Thanks, Momo. I hope your group enjoys it too. (I'm sure they will, but I'm a tad biased. Does it show?)
  2. it's been a few days - sorry if things below came out as a glitch. I think Stewart was right about how it happened, and thanks, m. for the remedy. Hi leyla, I think we agree about the centrality of both Arthur's and Jake's behaviour in this part of the book, and I certainly agree with your comment (spoilered) about Jake. I was focusing more on Arthur's feelings for a moment; I didn't think that the observaton "Arthur, who has somehow managed to marry the local beauty" was adequte to the intensity of Arthur's love and his desire to save Laura's reputation, especially when Laura discovers she's pregnant. I was just reacting to , . Isn't it interesting that the "lumpen" Arthur in this book has the name of the Camelot king. The northern Ontario version defends and helps his community esp. during WW II, comes to know when an enemy is really not a willing enemy, (the young German POW boys who come to work on the farm,) defends the lady of the story, and is involved from the beginning of the book with a contests involving a knife (cf. sword). I'm not suggesting that Arthur is altogether like Malory's idealist of the Round Table. But they both are haunted by the fear that the woman of their life may not be faithful. In Lawson's story the fear is not put to rest until Ian -the envious tale-bearer as a young man - is the doctor who can finally reassure Arthur that Laura has been a happy, loving wife. Glad you liked the book too, leyla. So much to ponder - the meaning of the title, the ways and needs of farm folk vs. town folk, and very marginally the presence of Pete and his native peoples family. I thought it was a novel rich in both insight and technique.
  3. Flingo, that's a wonderful story - it makes me smile too. I wonder how long Izzy had been perfecting this art? Perhaps your then 80-year-old neighbour was afraid she might climb in the tub one day, only to be "boofed" by an Izzy paw!
  4. HI GERBAM: NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN! THE ORIGINAL BOOK-SEARCHER WAS A LADY CALLED BUGGSTER, I THINK, BACK AROUND OCT. 1st. I'M NOT SURE WHAT CAME OF THE SEARCH. BUT YOUR SOURCES ARE ALWAYS INTERESTING. DO YOU HAVE BOOKS OF YOUR OWN FROM THAT EARLY NEW ENGLAND PERIOD? THEY'RE A BIT FRIGHTENING IN THE WAY THEY INSIST ON A PURITAN THEOLOGY BEING THE FOUNDATION OF ANY "VIRTUOUS" TEACHING THEORY, DON'T YOU THINK? ECHOES OF ARTHUR MILLER'S THE CRUCIBLE HOPE YOU'RE WELL ... AEMY PS. I SEE SOME OF YOUR POST IS IN LOWER CASE! HOW ARE YOUR EYES THESE DAYS? (PM ME IF YOU HAVE A MOMENT.)
  5. This Happy Birthday is for Radders ... a day early. More to enjoy. Have a really good one, Radders.
  6. Thank you, David! And to you the delightful task of choosing again ...
  7. GOOD SUGGESTIONS, GERBAM. As you say, someone - (academic and/or in the antiquarian book business) - who specializes in children's "primers" before and a few decades after 1800 ... especially one with the Cotton Mather addition - would be very interesting to talk to. One of these would have the best idea of evaluating the book - financially - as well, I think.
  8. All these characters appear in a novel by a very well known contemporary male writer who has written 12 novels (and some other work for television and film.) The title refers to the protagonist's "day off" ... although he doesn't get a break this particular week. (C'mon folks, ... poetry in this novel links the "villain" and at least two of the other main characters at a key moment.)
  9. More clues... The main antagonist to the SBCC is committed to avoiding "mental death." Usually he does. And Music and/or poetry are important to almost all the main characters.
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