Angela Thirkell's Books    WHAT PEOPLE IN BARSETSHIRE ARE READING....

 

When people in Barsetshire aren't going to the movies at the Odeon, they are reading books for entertainment, or writing them for their highly stylized publishers, such as Adrian Coates. Angela Thirkell readers delight in the Barsetshire books, but what are people in Barsetshire reading?  Thanks to Caroline Evans and Beth  Thoenen.  (C & G = Carroll & Graf, MB = Moyer Bell)

 

AT Book

Author

Work

Comments

Ch.

Ed.

Pg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheerfulness Breaks In

?

My Burning Flesh

Translated from the Mixo-Lydian by a young woman on staff of Daily Dustbin.

14

C&G

266

Happy Returns

?

Babylon Bruised and Mount Moriah Mended

Imaginary?  Its “gifted authors” don’t like Children’s Corners.

11

MB

251

High Rising

?

The Noseless Horror

Laura reads it in bed

XV

C&G

250

Private Enterprise

?

Without My Bones, All Corpses Calling, and an American one, Meet Mr. Murder

Chaplain at Southbridge likes these thrillers

9

MB

300-301

Private Enterprise

?

“others too numerous to catalog, especially as we have not yet invented them”

At the book binding expo

7

MB

199

The Headmistress

?

A Good Man’s Love

Dorothy got it from Miss Humble at the libery.

13

MB

330

Jutland Cottage

Admiral Mahan

Influence of Sea-Power on History (maybe this is real?)

Admiral Phelps lends it to Captain Gresham, who had already read it.

6

MB

152-153

The Duke’s Daughter

Archdeacon

Short Survey of the Religious and Lay Aspects of Glebe Land

Mr. Grantly should be reviewing this, but is worrying about Tom

1

MB

20

County Chronicle

Bohun

Poem:  "To his Mistress on Seeing Sundrie Woorme-castes"

 

10

MB

236

Jutland Cottage

Canon Fewling

Article on Church Times on St. Paul’s qualifications for the Royal Navy if he had lived today

This was his highest ambition, and he took great pleasure in giving offprints to friends.

4

MB

94-95

The Duke’s Daughter

Dean Crawley

A Foreigner in Finland

Mr. Grantly should be reviewing this, but is worrying about Tom

1

MB

20

The Duke’s Daughter

Dickens

Bleak House, which is said Hroj Czandik in Mixo-Lydian

Gradka is herself translatink.

8

MB

202

The Headmistress

Doctor Professor Ronnquest

A little book on his own Frederika Bremer’s visits to England and America

Wants Oxbridge Press to publish it.

13

MB

343-344

Cheerfulness Breaks In

Esme Bellenden

Men of Harlech

Likely to beat out Hampton for the next Banned Book of the Month

5

C&G

78

Private Enterprise

F. E. Arbuthnot

Delightful articles for Country Life with illustrations

 

11

MB

367

Private Enterprise

F. E. Arbuthnot

Coot and Hern

 

7

MB

200

Private Enterprise

George Knox

A biography of Lord Stanhope

 

7

MB

204

Private Enterprise

George Knox

Biographical works

At the book binding expo

7

MB

198

The Duke’s Daughter

George Knox

Biographies

 

15

MB

343

Private Enterprise

Hilary Grant

Book on the French romantic poet Jehan le Capet alia Eugene Duval

At the book binding expo

7

MB

199

The Brandons

Hilary Grant

Novel on le Capet’s sex life

Dedicated to Delia in return for her carving his name on a marrow.

14

C&G, large

354

Peace Breaks Out

Lady Emily’s mother

A Step Too Far

Shocked Mr. Gladstone

7

MB

221

Pomfret Towers

Lady Pomfet’s mother-in-law

A Step Too Far

Shocked Mr. Gladstone

V

C&G

101

Cheerfulness Breaks In

Lilian Tuckwell

The Truth about Byron;  The Truth about Shelley, Keats, The Brownings, and many other popular works.

The Vicar’s wife is reading the one about Byron.

9

C&G

171

Marling Hall

Lionel Harvest

Cast Me Abroad

Mr. Harvey prefers this scathing exposure to Lord Pomfret’s work.

4

C&G

88

Jutland Cottage

Lisa Bedale

“some excellent thrillers”

Aconite at Night and what else?

3

MB

68

The Duke’s Daughter

Lord Lufton

Article on "Cows in Poetry"

Rejected by the Spectator

9

MB

213

Marling Hall

Lord Pomfret

A Landowner in Five Reigns

 

4

C&G

88

Private Enterprise

Lord Pomfret

A Landowner in Five Reigns

At the book binding expo

7

MB

198

Private Enterprise

Lord Pomfret’s mother

A Step Too Far

At the book binding expo.  Had shocked Mr. Gladstone

7

MB

198

Northbridge Rectory

Merriman

Cultural Influence of the Court of King Rene

Ever since Mr. Downing reviewed this, Merriman has had his knife into him.

V

C&G

89

Jutland Cottage

Miss Hampton

Temptation at St. Anthony’s

 

10

MB

281

Jutland Cottage

Miss Hampton

A Gentle Girl and Boy, Chariots of Desire

Chariots is plural here.

10

MB

285

Jutland Cottage

Miss Hampton

Temptation at St. Anthony’s

 

10

MB

286

Jutland Cottage

Miss Hampton

Working on My Daughter is My Son, on a problem of modern life

Bent:  “It will be strong meat.  Can England take it?”

10

MB

286

Miss Bunting

Miss Hampton

Temptation at St. Anthony’s

 

12

MB

286

Miss Bunting

Miss Hampton

Chariot of Desire

“Chariot” is singular here.

12

MB

286

Private Enterprise

Miss Hampton

Powerful novels most of which had been banned in Manchester and the Vatican City

At the book binding expo

7

MB

199

Before Lunch

Miss Starter’s Grandfather

Essays in Anglican Agnosticism

Her father asked “Without the Church of England where would we agnostics stand?”

IX

C&G

225

Private Enterprise

Mr. Barton

Minor Domestic Architecture of East Barsetshire

At the book binding expo

7

MB

199

The Headmistress

Mr. Carton

Fluvius Minucius, A Critical Study

Dedicated in elegant Latin to Miss Sparling’s grandfather.

13

MB

344

Northbridge Rectory

Mr. Downing

Anthology of Provencal Lyrics

Miss Pemberton asked Mr. Villars to do a little notice on this for the Journal of the English Word-Lovers’ Association.

V

C&G

89

Northbridge Rectory

Mr. Downing

“books on Provencal literature”

These seem to be apart from the dictionary

VIII

C&G

155

Northbridge Rectory

Mr. Downing

Working on article for the Journal of Provencal Studies

 

XIII

C&G

262

Private Enterprise

Mr. Downing

Scholarly edition of an early twelfth-century Tenso by Peire de Baruelh

At the book binding expo

7

MB

198

Before Lunch

Mr. Middleton

Accumulated material for an article…

…for the Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects

I

C&G

8

The Old Bank House

Mr. Tebben

?

Dr. Crawley knew and respected him as an authority on the literature of Scandinavia and (snakeless!) Iceland.

9

MB

223

Private Enterprise

Mrs. Barton

Renaissance novels

At the book binding expo

7

MB

199

Jutland Cottage

Mrs. Rivers

Lad’s Love

Name said to be taken from a flower, giving 2 characters the giggles.

3

MB

68

Private Enterprise

Mrs. Rivers

Autumn Passion Flower, Esthonian Equinox

The first one was chosen by the Middle-Aged Women’s Book Guild

7

MB

204-205

Private Enterprise

Mrs. Rivers

“’That heap by itself is Mrs. Rivers’ novels,’ said Miss Arbuthnot.” at the book binding expo.)

She isnt’ exactly Barshetshire, but was included because her husband is a cousin of Lord Pomfret’s.

7

MB

199

Northbridge Rectory

Numa Garagou/

Guibert le Biau

Andalhou

Dull and prolix work.  Mr. Downing wants Mr. Villars’opinion of a footnote in it.

VIII

C&G

162

The Duke’s Daughter

Oliver

“some notes on the Caroline poet Bohun”

He was having them published privately by the Barchester Chronicle

9

MB

213

Happy Returns

Philip Winter

A book on Horace

Swan saw the book on a shelf.

5

MB

108

Private Enterprise

Philip Winter

Little book on Horace published by Oxbridge University Press

At the book binding expo

7

MB

199

Love Among the Ruins

Robert Graham

He’s going to be a poet, according to Clarissa

His father wants him to go into the Guards.

8

MB

291

Pomfret Towers

Sasha Menski

Worm that Eatest the Flesh

Julian Rivers likes the jacket that Bolikoff designed for this book

XI

C&G

245

The Duke’s Daughter

Sister Propria Persona

Selectivity in the Church Today

Mr. Grantly should be reviewing this, but is worrying about Tom

1

MB

20

Private Enterprise

Sixth Earl of Pomfret

Translation of an ode of Ronsard privately printed

At the book binding expo

7

MB

199

Cheerfulness Breaks In

Spurge-Mackworth

A Concept of Neo-Phallic Thought

Mrs. Bissell commends the chapter on the Libido-Involuntary to Miss Bent.

14

C&G

264