Category Archives: Elizabeth von Arnim

Vera – Elizabeth von Arnim

Published in 1921, ‘Vera’ tells the story of 22 year old Lucy Entwhistle who, in the hours after the death of her father, meets middle-aged  Everard Wemyss whose wife, Vera, has also recently died – albeit in rather suspicious circumstances … Continue reading

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Books on Books 1

A series of fictional encounters with books ‘Vera’ by Elizabeth Von Arnim Lucy is in the library of her new husband Everard Wemyss. She looks across the well stocked shelves but finds the glass doors to the shelves locked… ‘Why,’ … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

First, of course, is Ali Smith’s ‘Winter’, a sort-of sequel to ‘Autumn’ which has been nominated for just about every book prize this year, but won none. I’m about a third of the way through it already and it doesn’t … Continue reading

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