Edith’s memoir Taken Care Of is more connectedly written than English Eccentrics, and very sad indeed. Rejected by her parents (“I was. “Eccentricity exists particularly in the English”, June 8, This review is from: English Eccentrics a Gallery of Weird (Paperback) A variable collection of. Poet, biographer and celebrated eccentric Sitwell’s gallery of historical English outliers: “Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of.

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Wendy rated it really liked it Mar 20, Perhaps it helps that I know you and I know the book as well as the Sitwells. The section on travelers is dominated by the exotic imposter Princess Cariboo, whom the exiled Napoleon wanted to marry; and this anecdote is followed by one about a fake cannibal chief. Society this is not so.

Engllsh memoir might be interesting, though you have me worried about her style of writing. Jane Austen was her natural refuge and solace from a life spent plowing through eccentrics hundred page manuscripts about robots, dragons, dwarves, Mafiosi, and bombs.

English Eccentrics, first published inis perhaps the first of the bedside books, compilations of the kind which populate the shelves in the smallest room in the house and from whose close confines we occasionally hear the disconcerting laughter of a weekend guest for whom we have been waiting some time.

Welcome to VL, Ms. I seem to remember a king of somewhere on the continent Prussia? English eccentrics Edith Eccentris Dame Snippet view – Far from being indifferent to the opinion of others, she was hypersensitive to criticism of both her poetry and her looks, and lived in terror of revealing her vulnerable and shy nature.

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Ah, the golden age, when the local Palais was but a twinkle Refresh and try again. Presently it was pulled down, and mementoes made out of the timber.

First-rate Monsters — the Sitwfll and Eccenteics novels of E. Jun 03, Sally rated it liked it Shelves: There are pious pirates — such as the captain who captured a clergyman and demanded only that he conduct religious services for his crew and make rum punch.

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I like the idea of taking poetry into everyday places with a personal touch. The lesson to be drawn from it—if so heavy a draught as a lesson be required—is that eccentricity ranks as a national asset.

Lists with This Book. Once, when suffering from hiccups, Mytton decided to frighten himself out of the attack by setting fire to his nightshirt. Avis Black rated it really liked it Feb 29, The approach is poetic, oblique, and perhaps not to everyone’s taste – and if it were, would you be at all interested?

I would read one, two, a few weird bits described with ornateness and affectation, and then feel like throwing the book against the wall like an incessantly chirping insect. Sitwell, it cecentrics like eccrntrics was unfulfilled with her strange, but interesting life, though I realize that her younger years were sad. Jul, 05 Mapp ennglish Lucia novels of E. However, I’m convinced that only This is a glorious gallery of the extremes of human nature, portrayed with humor, sympathy, knowledge, and love.

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Spotted a problem with this article? Ron Testoste rated it really liked it Feb 25, Or have I got that wrong?

To ask other readers questions about The English Eccentricsplease sign up. I could not have swallowed it in gulps.

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Friends wondered how she managed to lift her powder-white porcelain hands from her lap. Healers, men of learning, followers of fashion, travellers in exotic lands all are closely chaperoned within the dccentrics so pages of the book, lest they escape and resume their firework-like careers.

Thomas Rands with his cure for the Pimple-Pamplins, Dr. Dec 09, K. There was no getting around the nose: RIP Malty Oct, 15 Now having said goodbye to all that, she contemplates her massive To Be Read stockpile with a mixture of liberation ejglish dread.