A Girl in Winter

by Philip Larkin | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0571225810 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jules5 of Darlington, County Durham United Kingdom on 1/25/2015
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by jules5 from Darlington, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, January 25, 2015
Just love the front cover!! hoping to finish this on my train journey from Birmingham and pop it in a suitable place...

Journal Entry 2 by jules5 at Darlington, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, January 08, 2018
Well this was a bit of a downer...I really wanted to like Katherine..she was alone and friendless but so prickly was she, I found the bleakness fitting. Robin is a fop and an idiot and her relationship with him seems vapid. This seems all a bit negative, but it isn't..it just fits the period..sitting around, waiting for just something to just happen. It's a very clever book but also invokes sadness which belied the novelty of the gorgeous book cover

Released 10 mos ago (1/8/2018 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Happier travels!!

Journal Entry 4 by jules5 at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Released 10 mos ago (1/16/2018 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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�� happy reading 📚

Journal Entry 5 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, January 18, 2018
Received in the post from Jules5 this morning as a RABCK along with another book (Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris). Thanks very much-you are very kind. Thanks also for the interesting postcard from India. I haven't read anything by this author although I've heard of him so will look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 6 by daffodil-2 at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Review:- "I found Philip Larkin to be a very "wordy" writer, a little reminiscent of Thomas Hardy at times. I wasn't always sure what was going on within the story but I still had to keep on reading, The book didn't have a very satisfactory conclusion for me and I was left guessing about what happened in the middle."

I'm reserving the book for Snoopy56 as I'll be interested to see what she makes of it.

Journal Entry 7 by daffodil-2 at Wayford, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, June 18, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (6/18/2018 UTC) at Wayford, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book was given to my friend Snoopy56 when we met for a catchup today.

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to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 8 by snoopy56 at Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, August 20, 2018
Like Daffodil-2, I found this book very wordy and self indulgent at times. Larkin was only in his early 20s when he wrote it but presumably he was already working as a librarian since the first part of the book takes place in a library where the main character, Katherine, is working. The story then flashes back to a period just before WWII when Katherine, a 16 year old German schoolgirl, travels to England by herself ( I did find this a bit implausible) to spend the summer with her penfriend, Robin, and his family.
I did find the whole book a bit tedious at times and I’m not surprised that the author is better known for his poetry than his novels.

Journal Entry 9 by snoopy56 at Red Lion pub in Cromer, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, August 20, 2018

Released 3 mos ago (8/11/2018 UTC) at Red Lion pub in Cromer, Norfolk United Kingdom

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