Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

by Rachel Malik | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0241976103 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingover-the-moonwing of Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on 11/23/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingover-the-moonwing from Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Sent to me for my birthday by Russbaum; it looks enthralling.

Journal Entry 2 by wingover-the-moonwing at Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Monday, November 29, 2021
Rene Hargreaves abandons her husband and three children and finds a job as a land girl with Elsie Boston, who has inherited a farm from her father. They lead a frugal, hard-working existence in a very companiable relationship; even though they share the same bed, there is never any inkling that it might be anything other than platonic. Elsie, who is 10 years older than Rene, has a way with animals, something witchlike (I was sorry that this wasn't exploited more). Their quiet existence is disrupted when Rene has to look after the elderly and disagreeable widower Ernest who comes to live with them, and the book turns into a courtroom drama when Ernest is found dead.

A very slow-paced and gentle book that does not proble too deeply into the intimate lives of these two ladies; there is never any mention of love, just a quiet companionship.

Rene is based on the author's grandmother.

Journal Entry 3 by wingover-the-moonwing at Parking de la Possession - Menhirs in Lutry, Vaud Switzerland on Monday, December 20, 2021

Released 5 mos ago (12/20/2021 UTC) at Parking de la Possession - Menhirs in Lutry, Vaud Switzerland


on the shelf in the car park free library.

Note to whoever picks up the book: I hope you enjoy it, and would appreciate your thoughts (you can remain anonymous if you prefer). Local bookcrossers meet up on the first Tuesday of every month at Vapiano opposite Lausanne station, to swap books and talk about this and that (from 6pm in the corner behind the cash desk and Petit-Chêne entrance)

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