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“Balogh is familiar with not just the period, with all its nuances, yet [also] is aware her characters so completely that readers are swept into her tales. There’s a normal reserve—a calmness and quiet in her prose—that permits the tenderness of the romance to drag on the reader’s middle. it is a superbly rendered marriage-of-convenience love tale that might win a spot on keeper cabinets. ”—RT publication studies (4-1/2 stars)
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Unique ebook: 1996
Jack Lester has to discover a bride. ..
But the place can he locate the ideal girl? She needs to be appealing, variety, an excellent conversationalist. .. and most vital, she has to just accept him as he's: devilishly good-looking, captivating and, so far as someone is aware, terrible as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll by no means locate the best wife.
Jack's middle races while he first lays eyes on Sophie Winterton. She is every little thing he desires--and more--but he's stuck in his personal catch. Believing that Jack must marry into wealth, Sophie rejects all his advances, sure he could by no means marry a terrible woman like her. As they play out a video game of cat and mouse, can Jack persuade her that she is the lady he wants--and that he's the husband she merits?
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Extra resources for A Passion for Books
Am I, I wonder, insufficiently interested in such ideas as works of literature may be said to contain? There are those, and I am among them, who claim that, w h e n it is going at its best, literature sails above the realm of ideas anyhow. 'He had a mind so fine no idea could violate it,' said T. S. Eliot The Pleasures of Reading 15 of Henry James. By that lovely rhythmic formulation I take Eliot to mean not that James was incapable of grasping or of functioning at the level of ideas, but instead that his true interest was elsewhere.
We may 40 Ferdinand Mount mishear, because the speaker's voice is too indistinct, or his brogue is too thick. Or we may misunderstand, because his vocabulary is too abstruse or laced with dialect words, because his words are interspersed with so much superfluous verbiage, or because we mistake his emphasis. Or we may fail to understand, because we are too ignorant, or too humourless. But most of the time, we reckon we understand well enough for our purposes; we do not in ordinary life despair of the possibility of communicating effectively with others.
Their students read less and less and rely more and more on a few set texts and standardized handbooks of criticism. It is perfectly possible now to do respectably well on an English course without reading any complete books at all, or developing a taste for reading and discovering them. Instead there has developed an almost unhealthy interest in Do It Yourself methods: how to write your own book has become of more pressing concern than learning to enjoy the work of others. There's nothing to be done about it of course.
A Passion for Books by Dale Salwak (eds.)