Margery Sharp Day is a Week and a Day Away ….

It’s happening on 25th January – her 111th birthday – and the plan is for as many people as possible to read one of Margery’s books and post about it on her birthday.

You don’t have to have a blog, you can post on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Librarything, Youtube – wherever you like!

I’d just ask that you tell me about it, so that I can share your post and include you in the round-up that will follow a day or two after the event.

All of the details – a badge, a bibliography, and links to some lovely reviews from last year’s party – are here.

I know I’ve said all of this before but I just had to say it again. Because I’d hate anyone to miss it. And, most of all, because I am thrilled that so many people have gone to so much trouble to find an out of print Margery Sharp novel to read.

There’s been some reading already.

Mary has read ‘Cluny Brown’, and she said:

“What a wonderful book!
For the past few days I’ve been in the world of Cluny Brown.
Cluny, who’s real name is Clover goes into service in a house in Devon.
A far cry from London where she has been brought up by her Uncle.
I was soon engrossed in the story and wanted to know what was going to happen to Cluny.”

Cirtnecce has read ‘The Gipsy in the Parlour’, and she said:

“Sharp, funny, witty and heartwarming… cheer the Sylester women on, from the beginning till the end and you close the book with warm, fuzzy feeling of goodwill all around!”

And I think I can see a new post at The Margery Sharp Blog.

I’m still not sure what I’m going to read for the day, but I think it will be one of these three:

The Stone of Chastity

The Nymph and the Nobleman

The Sun in Scorpio

Or it might be time to read ‘The Innocents’ again, because I still haven’t written about it.

Or I’m tempted to revisit ‘The Eye of Love’, the book that introduced me to Margery Sharp,

It’s time to make a decision.

I think I know.

But I’m not going to say, because I just might change my mind.

I do have just one more thing to say now though – Margery Sharp Day is just a week and a day away!

16 thoughts on “Margery Sharp Day is a Week and a Day Away ….

  1. Looking forward to it very much Jane. I shall be taking part this year, but I won’t reveal with what yet….. 😉


  2. I’m looking forward to reading Britannia Mews after my current read. Will attempt to post about it next Monday. So lovely you are doing this again.


  3. I’ve just finished reading my first Margery Sharp book, The Nutmeg Tree, and you’ll be pleased to hear that I enjoyed it! I’ll be posting my thoughts on the 25th. 🙂


  4. I’m completely engrossed in Cluny Brown right now and loving it. Thanks for hosting this for another year – I’m so glad of the opportunity to read Margery Sharp again. I’ll definitely post my thoughts on the big day!


    1. I’m just delighted to find that people who tried Margery Sharp last time around are ready to try another book. I’ll be interested to see what you think about the ending of Cluny Browm – I liked it but Lisa didn’t!


  5. Jane, you’re such an awesome organizer! Thanks to your efforts, I hope many more readers come to enjoy Margery Sharp this year! I won’t be able to be there for the event, but I’ve been working on sprucing up the Margery Sharp blog (she looks all fresh now) and adding some posts, in case these can be useful to ones looking for more information about her. My goal was to finish the Bibliography page and have all the books done by this week, but didn’t quite make it. The good news is…not that I have set a date for it yet but soon….when I have finished writing up all the books for the bibliography page I’m going to mark the occasion by having a book giveaway. So perhaps the ‘reading Margery’ momentum can continue! More will be posted on the blog about it. I have several duplicates, and would love to send them off to good homes.


    1. The blog is looking lovely, and to have all of the books covered will be lovely, but please don’y feel you have to rush and make sure you enjoy the reading and the writing. The momentum and the enthusiasm of readers discovering Margery has been a joy, and it would be lovely if you can place some more books into their hands.


    1. That’s lovely, and please don’t worry if you’re a little late. I’ll add you to the update, I know that Audrey will be late too because she’s travelling, and I’m happy to see Margery Sharp posts any day of the year.


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