The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

by Josephine leslie | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0671777610 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 11/11/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, November 11, 2018
I found this good-condition '70s paperback at a local thrift shop, and was delighted to have another release copy.

This is a sweet, funny romance between a young widow and a feisty - and dead - sea captain. She is trying to achieve an independent life for herself and her children, away from her meddling in-laws, but has little money and no head for business; the captain just wants to be left alone, but eventually he decides to give the lady a little help - in his own style, of course. Light stuff but charming, with a lot of gentle humor; recommended!

This is the novel which served as the basis for the '47 film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison - a lovely movie, which was quite faithful to the book. There's some rearrangement of incidents in the movie but for the most part it's spot-on, and the tone is perfect. The only change that the film made that I found an improvement over the text was to beef up the role of the George Sanders character by combining two subplots; not a huge difference, but the movie version has a bit more zing - possibly due to Sanders' performance, as he sleazes so marvelously! (The book also inspired the TV series, though that was more slapstick-comedy than anything else.)

[There's a TV Tropes page on the film, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Osgood Rd. in Milford, New Hampshire USA on Monday, November 19, 2018

Released 8 mos ago (11/20/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Osgood Rd. in Milford, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2018 The The release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 TV Series release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, June 13, 2019
I found this book still in the same LFL, and decided to retrieve it for release elsewhere.

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, June 22, 2019

Released 4 wks ago (6/22/2019 UTC) at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

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I'm taking this book to this afternoon's BookCrossing Meetup in the Porter Square Panera; hope someone enjoys it!

*** Released for the 2019 TV Series release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 5 by edithdoll at Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, June 24, 2019
I love this book, I read it under the pen name R.A. Dick.
Orphan at July 2019/Meet Up.
Left 6/24/19 Little Free Library Downtown Crossing, in front of Walgreen's.

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