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Angela Thirkell (1890–1961)

Teoksen High Rising tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

High Rising (1933) 680 kappaletta
Wild Strawberries (1934) 531 kappaletta
The Brandons (1939) 421 kappaletta
August Folly (1936) 383 kappaletta
Pomfret Towers (1938) 360 kappaletta
Before Lunch (1939) 325 kappaletta
Summer Half (1937) 305 kappaletta
The Headmistress (1944) 253 kappaletta
Cheerfulness Breaks In (1940) 242 kappaletta
Miss Bunting (1946) 235 kappaletta
Marling Hall (1942) 233 kappaletta
Northbridge Rectory (1941) 230 kappaletta
Growing Up (1943) 222 kappaletta
Peace Breaks Out (1946) 208 kappaletta
The Demon in the House (1934) 191 kappaletta
Private Enterprise (1947) 174 kappaletta
Happy Returns (1952) 171 kappaletta
The Duke's Daughter (1951) 171 kappaletta
County Chronicle (1950) 169 kappaletta
Love Among the Ruins (1948) 167 kappaletta
The Old Bank House (1949) 161 kappaletta
Jutland Cottage (1953) 160 kappaletta
Enter Sir Robert (1955) 152 kappaletta
A Double Affair (1957) 148 kappaletta
Three Houses (1931) 145 kappaletta
Christmas at High Rising (2013) 144 kappaletta
Love at All Ages (1959) 143 kappaletta
What Did It Mean? (1954) 143 kappaletta
Close Quarters (1958) 132 kappaletta
Ankle Deep (1933) 129 kappaletta
Never Too Late (1956) 128 kappaletta
Coronation Summer (1937) 114 kappaletta
Three Score and Ten (1961) 109 kappaletta
Trooper to the Southern Cross (1934) 93 kappaletta
O, These Men, These Men! (1935) 79 kappaletta
The Grateful Sparrow (1935) 10 kappaletta
The Good Little Girls (2006) 5 kappaletta
Mrs. Morland & Son 3 kappaletta
The Brandons, and others (1968) 3 kappaletta
gutland cottage 1 kappale
Everything 1 kappale

Associated Works

Viisasteleva sydän (1817) — Johdanto, eräät painokset28,795 kappaletta
The Newcomes (1855) — Johdanto, eräät painokset400 kappaletta
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Thirkell, Angela
Virallinen nimi
Thirkell, Angela Margaret
Muut nimet
Parker, Leslie
Rottingdean, Sussex, England
Kensington, London, England, UK
Bramley, Surrey, England, UK
Kensington, London, England, UK
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Chelsea, London, England, UK
St Paul's School, London, England, UK
Mackail, Denis (brother)
Mackail, J. W. (father)
Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (grandfather)
MacInnes, Colin (son)
Kipling, Rudyard (first cousin)
Baldwin, Earl Stanley Baldwin (first cousin) (näytä kaikki 10)
Barrie, J. M. (godfather)
Baldwin, Monica (cousin)
Thirkell, Lance (son)
McInnes, Graham (son)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Angela Margaret Mackail was born on January 30, 1890 at 27 Young Street, Kensington Square, London. Her grandfather was Sir Edward Burne-Jones, the pre-Raphaelite painter. Her grandmother was Georgiana Macdonald. Angela's brother, Denis Mackail, was also a prolific and successful novelist. Angela's mother, Margaret Burne-Jones, married John Mackail - an administrator at the Ministry of Education and Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. Angela married James Campbell McInnes in 1911. James was a professional Baritone and performed at concert halls throughout the UK. In 1912 their first son Graham was born and in 1914 a second son, Colin. A daughter was born in 1917 at the time when her marriage was breaking up. In November 1917 a divorce was granted and Angela and the children went to live with her parents in Pembroke Gardens in London. The child, Mary, died the next year. Angela then met and married George Lancelot Thirkell in 1918 and in 1920 they travelled on a troop ship to George's hometown in Australia. In 1921, in Melbourne Australia, her youngest son, Lancelot George, was born. Angela left Australia in 1929 with 8-year- old Lance and never returned. Although living with her parents in London she badly needed to earn a living so she set forth on the difficult road of the professional writer. Her first book, Three Houses, a memoir of her happy childhood was published in 1931 and was an immediate success. The first of her novels set in Trollope's mythical county of Barsetshire was Demon in the House, followed by 28 others, one each year. Angela died on the 29th of January 1961. She is buried in Rottingdean alongside her daughter Mary and her Burne-Jones grandparents.



High Rising is rather a delightful nothing. I perhaps should like Thirkell more than I do, seeing as how she sits somewhere between my favourite novelist Barbara Pym and one of my more obscure pleasures, E.F. Benson, author of the Mapp and Lucia series. Thirkell is much kinder to her characters than Benson is (although not without a sense of cosmic justice), and her character examinations are less sharp than Pym's - not lacking in sharpness, mind you.

High Rising is the first in a series of almost 30 novels, which Thirkell wrote over the course of her lifetime, chronicling the same county (a century removed) from Trollope's more famous 19th century novels. So perhaps later in life, when I have run out of material, I will return here. Lengthy series in which little happens beyond character analysis are hard to find, and right up my alley. For now, though I will leave it to more interested parties.… (lisätietoja)
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therebelprince | 42 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 21, 2024 |
This is the third book (or second depending on which list you use) in a series by Angela Thirkell set in the fictional county of Barsetshire created by Anthony Trollope. The books were written between 1933 and 1961 (this one in 1934). They are generally a light and delightful blend of social satire, comedy and romance.

The story revolves around the Leslie family and their family home Rushwater. The cast is confusing at first but I soon had them all sorted out. Lady Emily is the absentminded matriarch. Her daughter Agnes is equally silly. Emily’s sons John (a young widower) and David (much more interested in fun than work) don’t live at home but visit often. The Leslie’s eldest son died in the Great War and his 16 year old son. Martin is the heir and visiting the family for the summer. Also visiting is Mary Preston who is the niece of Agnes’s husband.

Romance is In the air as Mary falls for the imminently unsuitable David when everyone knows that John is the better match for her. Visitors in the neighborhood from France add more fun and a bit of fervor to restore the French Monarchy that fails to disrupt Martin’s birthday party near the end of the summer.

It’s light with more fun than substance but all in all entertaining. This is the first I’ve listened to instead of reading. Hilary Neville is a good narrator. I will likely get the next book on audio even though it has a different narrator.
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SuziQoregon | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 2, 2024 |
This little demon did remind me of Just William. I do wonder if Angela Thirkell was familiar with Richmal Crompton. I have to admit I found Tony to be quite annoying. I felt for Dora and Rose. Three cheers for the doctor and Sylvia who knew how to put him in his place. Not much change or growth in the characters. Perhaps in one of the later Barsetshire books. I'll have to look them out. Some good laughs here.
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njcur | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 20, 2024 |
Angela Thirkell’s Barsetshire novels are set in the English countryside in the early- to mid-20th century. In each installment she draws on her huge cast of characters, and develops at least two plot threads centered around typical “country” pursuits (church, farming, household management, etc.). The community usually pulls together around some kind of major event, like an agricultural fair. And there is always romance with one or more couples finally pairing off at the end.

This installment had none of these things. The main characters were largely lesser-known players, which would have been fine if they were given a substantial plot. But there was only one plot thread, which mostly involved a few people visiting one family, and that family returning the visit. So much dialogue, and all of it fairly pointless. There is a tiny flicker of romantic interest which is left to be resolved in a later novel. Towards the end, Thirkell brings her alter-ego character into the story in a way that fills a few more pages with incessant conversation, but in no way contributes to the already unsubstantial plot.

Were it not for my irrational desire to “complete” this series, I would not have finished this book.
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lauralkeet | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 19, 2024 |



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