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…..you 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!