Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Reading Recommendations > Book Clubs

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-2017, 02:15 PM   #16
sun surfer
sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sun surfer ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sun surfer's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,643
Karma: 32904282
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: somewhere beyond the sea
Device: kindle voyage
Quote:
Originally Posted by issybird View Post
Yes. People give Hyacinth a wide berth, but they're willing to buy into Lucia's pretenses, because there's entertainment in them. But then the people in Hyacinth's world have lives, but those in Riseholme really have nothing to do and they don't have Onslow's predilection for being bone-idle. One can't embroider all day long.
I suppose in Lucia's case, she doesn't have to pretend to be any more upper-class than she is and everyone around her is in that same class; she just puts on airs about her cultural aspirations. With Hyacinth, it's both cultural- and class-related.

Quote:
As for Miss Mapp, more than anything it comes down to money. Everyone in Riseholme seemingly has as much as they need, but budgets in Tilling pinch a little. Not that everyone still didn'wt have several servants and live lives of leisure!
Yes, the money! I almost wanted to say that in my Miss Mapp Goodreads review but hesitated, because I supposed that the Tilling-ites could have just as much as the Riseholme-ians but it was just more of an accepted practice in Tilling to worry and complain about money a tiny bit.
sun surfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 03-21-2017, 02:55 PM   #17
WT Sharpe
Grand Muckity-Muck
WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.WT Sharpe ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
WT Sharpe's Avatar
 
Posts: 37,962
Karma: 141860521
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chesapeake, VA, USA
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy J7, & an iPod Nano.
Quote:
Originally Posted by issybird View Post
...Daisy's various crank interests....
Daisy seemed like a holdover from the 1960s, which, of course, she never saw. I mention it to demonstrate how modern the character seems. Her household at times seemed like a hippie commune.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sun surfer View Post
I wrote about the similarities to Keeping Up Appearances in my Goodreads review of Queen Lucia from January....
Which proves once again that great minds think alike.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BenG View Post
The difference is that in many ways Emmeline Lucas is Queen Lucia, whereas Hyacinth Bucket just wants to be and usually fails.
True. Their similarity ends in the way people reacted to their claims. Even the parson would hide from Hyacinth!
WT Sharpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2017, 04:09 PM   #18
issybird
o saeclum infacetum
issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
issybird's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,525
Karma: 83903208
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Device: H2O, Glo HD, Aura One
Quote:
Originally Posted by WT Sharpe View Post
Daisy seemed like a holdover from the 1960s, which, of course, she never saw. I mention it to demonstrate how modern the character seems. Her household at times seemed like a hippie commune.
I think the 1920s were similar to the 1960s; there was the same feelings of being "modern," of licentiousness, of kicking over the traces and rejecting the hide-bound and traditional. The real shocker would be for the 60s types, to discover they weren't the first to dabble in vegetarianism and Eastern mysticism!
issybird is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 07:56 AM   #19
orlok
Finish that damn book!
orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.orlok ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
orlok's Avatar
 
Posts: 9,336
Karma: 255034376
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Oasis, Kindle Fire HDX 7, Kindle 6"
Lalalalala! (fingers in ears). I've not quite finished, so I'm not joining in or reading any posts until I've finished (tomorrow, maybe?). Just checking in to say I will be getting involved in the discussion soon
orlok is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MobileRead January 2017 Discussion: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (spoilers) WT Sharpe Book Clubs 26 01-25-2017 12:54 AM
MobileRead March 2015 Discussion: West with the Night (spoilers) WT Sharpe Book Clubs 33 09-01-2015 02:23 PM
Humor Benson, E. F: Queen Lucia. V1. 20 Nov 2010 crutledge Kindle Books 0 11-20-2010 07:45 AM
Humor Benson, E. F: Queen Lucia. V1. 20 Nov 2010 crutledge ePub Books 0 11-20-2010 07:43 AM
Humor Benson, E. F: Queen Lucia. V1. 20 Nov 2010 crutledge BBeB/LRF Books 0 11-20-2010 07:41 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:02 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.