I have never heard of eekington squeakington, but I rather suspect it will be in heavy use now. :) I can't wait to read the reviews of this one!
I get to meet Debo (well hear her speak) in November! She's coming to New York for a lecture at the Frick. I feel like I should be getting in line now.
I enjoyed Counting My Chickens and Other Home Thoughts very much. I'll be interested in hearing how this sits with you. I would think Debo would be an interesting speaker. Ah, those Mitfords.
Debo has a special Womans Hour today on Radio 4. (10am incase your not a regular listener!)
What a wonderful book that looks to be - eekington squeekingtons indeed. Looking forward to hearing what you make of it
And are we going to get an etymology on "eekington squeakington?" :) Enjoy!
Oh, Villette, a favorite, first Bronte I ever ead!
Ha! I was just about to post on your fb wall to ask whether you had received this too! Eekington Squeakington, indeed. What a wonderful person Nikki is!
I can't wait! I so loved Counting My Chickens.
Oh, man. That sounds fun! Enjoy :-)
I too am unspeakably or should that be 'unsqueakably?) excited about reading this - the Mitfords are certainly a very rich seam of reading material!!
Oh I am so jealous I am flashing green!
A great month for Mitford fans! Received my copy of the Debo book today, and two new Jessica Mitford books last week:Poison Penmanship: the gentle art of muckraking (JM)Irrepressible: the life and times of Jessica Mitford (Leslie Brody)AND discovered something to watch out for next year (Nov 2011):The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and Londonhttp://www.bookdepository.com/book/9780297859604/The-Horror-of-LoveNow to check out the Frick appearance....
Kate - I must confess, the expression does not exist - but it felt appropriate!Daniel - Eeeek! I must get to one of her appearances in England.. although I'd be too star struck to say anything.lifeonthecuff - I loved Counting My Chickens (though didn't care as much for Home To Roost) - I think I would disagree with Debo on so many things, but that doesn't alter her charm for me. Those Mitfords, indeed!Henrietta - thank you SO much for telling me about this, I think you were first, and as you'll have seen I loved it.Hannah - It's quite rare that I get excited about a newly published book before it arrives, but this was definitely one I was counting the weeks...Karen - I know! And I think I have you to thank for first bringing it to my attention.Susan - haha! I think the Oxford English Dictionary are yet to confirm its entry... ;)leazwell - I must write on it soon... not my favourite Bronte, I must confess, but I did like the style. more soon!Claire - wasn't Nikki the loveliest?! She wrote a really nice note inside mine.Nan - I wonder if Debo realises the frenzies she throws us into??Aarti - thanks! I definitely will :)Alison - I have enough Mitford books to keep me going for months and months! (I love 'unsqueakably'!!)Simon - sorrryyyyyyyyyy!Brigitte - thanks for the info about that Nancy book, I hadn't heard of that... I realised the other day that (aside from editorial notes) I've not read anything about the Mitfords except their own words - i.e. all letters and autobiog. A whole new world to explore!
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