High Rising (book review)

A book review from The Movie Snob.

High Rising, by Angela Thirkell. This is a British novel that was first published in 1933. Apparently Thirkell published a whole series of novels set in a fictional farming area called Barsetshire, and this is the first of them. It is mostly about a youngish widow named Laura Morland, who is a successful author, and her colorful friends and her rambunctious youngest son, Tony. It sort of reminded me of Jane Austen, since it’s largely about country folk and whether the eligible men and women in the area will pair off correctly. And it sort of reminded me of Jan Karon, whose Mitford books are very fluffy and completely devoid of sex, profanity, and violence. It was a pleasant-enough read, and at only 233 pages, not a huge investment of time.


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