Summer 2021 - Tigers at the Double Lion

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Summer 2021 - Tigers at the Double Lion

Editado: Jun 19, 2021, 12:22 pm

The following works are reviewed in this issue:
No Picnic on Mount Kenya by Felice Benuzzi
Time for a Tiger, The Enemy in the Blanket and Beds in the East by Anthony Burgess
The Story of My Life by Giacomo Casanova
Still Life by Richard Cobb
Home Cooking, More Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
Silas Marner by George Eliot
A Harp in Lowndes Square, A Footman for the Peacock, Evenfield, Alas, Poor Lady, The Brontes Went to Woolworth's,Sea Front and We Were Amused by Rachel Ferguson
I, Claudius, Claudius the God by Robert Graves
Childsplay by Eda Lord
Language Hunting in the Karakoram by E. O. Lorimer
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell
The Waters Under the Earth by John Moore
A House for Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
Coot Club, The Big Six by Arthur Ransome

There is also an article by Anthony Quinn on naming fictional characters

For LT members, the most owned book is Silas Marner with around 9500 copies. The Claudius books, Mr Biswas and Rose Macaulay all manage four figures and there are respectable numbers of Colwin's cookbooks, Ring of Bright Water, Arthur Ransome's pair and No Picnic on Mount Kenya. There are lots of copies of Casanova's Life but most seem to be abridged versions: the reviewer is discussing Willard Trask's six volume translation and an (allegedly) complete single volume edition from Benediction Classics and I would guess that very few of these are on LT. The Burgess Malayan trilogy works only manage 20-odd copies of each volume but there are more than 500 copies of the combined edition, The Long Day Wanes. All Rachel Ferguson's works are on LT, 466 of the Woolworth's book but small numbers of the others. The two rarities are Language Hunting in the Karakoram (5 copies) by Emily Lorimer, wife of the British Political Officer to the area in the 1920s and Eda Lord's novel/memoir of childhood (2 copies) in the Upland South of the USA in the early 20th.C.