A Sensible Life

by Mary Wesley | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 055299393x Global Overview for this book
Registered by freesia of Perth City, Western Australia Australia on 4/23/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by freesia from Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, April 23, 2005
Wesley is an incredible writer - great on the flaws and nuances of everyone's character. Nobody is as kind as they would like to think to the neglected child Flora, who turns their lives upside down merely by being observant and pretty. The novel spans 40 years as the three men who make a play for her have their affairs worked out over time. I loved the protagonist's resourcefulness and just the wit of Wesley's writing.

Journal Entry 2 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Dux de Lux in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, January 04, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (1/4/2009 UTC) at Dux de Lux in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand



Released at the special meet up for visiting Auckland bookcrossers and I suspect that the book was picked up by a fellow bookcrosser.
The Christchurch bookcrossers meet up on a regular basis,the information is on BCNZ Yahoo NZ The main organizers are FutureCat and myself and we welcome new members to our very friendly group.

Would love all bookcrossers to come to the
2009 WORLD CONVENTION and welcome you to our beautiful country in April 2009.

Journal Entry 3 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, January 04, 2009
I've gone off Mary Wesley a bit lately, but I'll give her one more chance.

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Took me a long time to get round to reading this one, and it wasn't really worth the wait. There's a disturbingly paedophilic tone to the opening chapters, with a bunch of teenagers lusting over 10-year-old Flora, which put me off from the start. And no matter how bad her family situation, I can't believe she'd keep running back to a bunch of "friends" who consistently ignored her other than to occasionally treat her as a plaything, dropping her when they got bored again. The whole plot just made me think the author had some unresolved childhood crushes she was Mary-Janeing herself into a fantasy about.

On the plus side, I'm going to St Malo in a few weeks, where some of the key scenes of the book take place, so at least I can release it somewhere appropriate :-)

Journal Entry 5 by futurecat at Quelque part à Dinard in Dinard, Bretagne France on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (4/17/2018 UTC) at Quelque part à Dinard in Dinard, Bretagne France


We made a special trip to Dinard (not from very far - we were staying across the bay in St-Malo) to release this book, because the main action takes place there.

Left on a ledge outside the casino.

Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

Want to meet other Bookcrossers? A small but active group of Christchurch Bookcrossers meet once a month for lunch and to exchange books. If you'd like to join us, check out the Conventions and Meetings Forum for details.

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