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Molly Clavering (1900–1995)

Forfatter af Mrs. Lorimer's Quiet Summer

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Værker af Molly Clavering

Mrs. Lorimer's Quiet Summer (1953) 54 eksemplarer
Near Neighbours (1956) 44 eksemplarer
Susan Settles Down (1936) 32 eksemplarer
Dear Hugo (1955) 31 eksemplarer
Touch Not the Nettle (1939) 24 eksemplarer
Because of Sam (1954) 23 eksemplarer
Love Comes Home (1938) 23 eksemplarer
Yoked with a Lamb (1938) 22 eksemplarer
From the Border Hills (1953) 5 eksemplarer
Spring Adventure 1 eksemplar
Wantonwalls 1 eksemplar

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Moffat, Scotland, UK
Glasgow, Scotland, UK



I liked the setting in Edinburgh and adored most of the characters including Miss Dorothea, an elderly lady living in a nice house in this mostly worn-down Crescent, next door to a family including a widow and her 5 children of various ages, from 16 up. Miss Dorothea has been bullied by her late sister and previously by her Father as well. Now she's on her own she can do as she wishes so when Rowan, one of the daughter's from next door knocks on her door, she lets her in. The idea of an elderly lady having a second chance is sweet and is gently done. When we first meet Miss Dorothea she is shy and timid but as time goes on she becomes more confident as she gets to know the Lenox's next door. Rowan is the one I liked and followed the most. She's about 20 and is down-to-earth with a crusading spirit and a love for the underdog. She works as a nanny looking after three small children and loves Scottish Country dancing. https://readableword.wordpress.com/2021/10/09/near-neighbours-by-molly-clavering...… (mere)
Nicky24 | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 3, 2024 |
Set in Edinburgh. A spinster lady in her 60s, Dorothea Balfour, has just lost her older sister in death. Her older sister was rather a bully, and before that Dorothea was subject to the whims of her father. Thus, for the first time in her 60-odd years, Dorothea is truly her own mistress. She begins hey new chapter by befriending her neighbors, the Lenoxes, a family consisting of a single mother and five grown or nearly grown children. The friendship that springs up between the neighboring houses changes both sides for the better. A nice story of decent people (my favorite kind!), a few romances, and gentle optimism.

There are a couple plot lines/characters that fizzle out. Some might see this as problematic, but these "slice of life" books often feel more realistic because of things like that. After all, how many people and things are there in life that pass briefly onto your horizon but don't hold a starring role there? The fact is that sometimes things don't work out like you assume they will, and when book characters experience this, I feel akin to them. (Not that I wouldn't like a couple loose ends tied up, but I could live with them in this case.)

This author was a friend and neighbor of D.E. Stevenson, and their writing styles are very similar!
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Alishadt | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2023 |
For fans of DE Stevenson, Elizabeth Fair, and Angela Thirkell.

This was so enjoyable and full of characters that you will be rooting for. Lots of charm, funny quips, and also beautiful descriptions.

Brother and sister duo Oliver and Susan Parsons have come to live in the Borders of Scotland. Though neither of them is really used to the rural life, they settle in surprisingly well... but they each carry a bit of emotional baggage with them that complicates their social lives in the village.

For Oliver, it's resentment any time anyone pities him for his injured leg. Combine that touchiness with a tendency to always pair off with the shallowest of girls, and it's no wonder his sister sighs over the question of whether he will ever get together with the girl who is just right for him.

For Susan, it's a broken heart from an unhappy romance years ago. She's settled into spinster life, she can make her own money, and she's more than happy to live with Oliver and keep house... but Scotland has a few surprises in store for her. Starting with the neighbor, Jed Armstrong, who always seems to catch her at her most irritable.

This novel is a tale of friendship and of finding love and a sense of home where you least expected.

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the new reprinted editions of Molly Clavering's books!

*Note, the proofreading on these isn't perfect. Use of OCR leads to some typos, but not too many.
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Alishadt | Feb 25, 2023 |
Similar in style to D.E. Stevenson, anyone who likes her novels is sure to enjoy this.
Mrs. Lorimer has four grown children who all occasionally descend on her for a visit en masse. She finds herself at the center of all their little and big troubles... the son recovering from an unhappy romance and on the brink of a new one, the daughter who's always spoiling for a fight, the son-and-daughter-in-law who are perfectly happy but not great at housekeeping, the daughter and son-in-law who are so shipshape as to seem almost dull...
Mrs. Lorimer's dearest friend Gray lives nearby and their friendship is lovely... they respect each other's reserve, but understand each other all the same. I love the description of a picnic the two of them have, where they sit "on a grassy bank with a young river talking quietly to itself at their feet and a heather-scented breeze drifting overhead."

Mrs. Lorimer's husband Jack is a blustery type, but with hidden value. I know I started out feeling rather sorry for her in her marriage, but ended feeling extremely satisfied. This is a story of the variety I like best: mostly good people, leading mostly content lives. No irreparable tragedy. Delicious, and soothing.
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Alishadt | Feb 25, 2023 |


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