I cant’s quite believe it, but I can see that it’s true.
Thank you Open Road Media for sending ten lovely books back out into the world.
And thank you again to all of you who came to the parties on Margery Sharp Day – this year and last year – and to all of the other readers who have celebrated her work and raised the question of why on earth such a wonderful writer wasn’t in print.
I’m quite sure that you made a difference.
I see that those books are due to appear on 12th April.
Let’s take a look at them, and, in case you’re wondering why I’m quite so excited, I’ll point you towards the thoughts of some of Margery Sharp’s legion of admirers.
An unconventional parlor maid upends the lives of an aristocratic family in New York Times–bestselling author Margery Sharp’s delightful comedy of manners set in England before the onset of World War II
In 1950s London, a career girl decides it’s high time she snared herself a husband, in Margery Sharp’s high-spirited New York Times–bestselling novel
The Nutmeg Tree
Set in 1930s France, Margery Sharp’s witty, warm-hearted novel tells the story of a free-spirited mother who is reunited with her very proper daughter after sixteen years, when her daughter asks her to inspect her fiancé
The Eye of Love
Margery Sharp’s enchanting New York Times–bestselling novel about the profound ways that love can change our view of other people and the world around us
Simon gave us a wonderful account of this book.
Martha in Paris
A young woman sent to Paris to study painting learns lessons about life and love in Margery Sharp’s sparkling novel that features the now-grown-up artistic little girl who first appeared in The Eye of Love
I was very taken with the sequel
Martha, Eric and George
After ten years, a successful painter returns to Paris and the son she left behind on her ex-lover’s doorstep, in Margery Sharp’s sparkling novel that features the artistic heroine of ‘Martha in Paris’.
And Arpita offered her thoughts on the last of the trilogy on Margery Sharp Day this year.
The Flowering Thorn
A Jazz Age socialite impulsively adopts an orphaned boy in this humorous, heartwarming tale from New York Times–bestselling author Margery Sharp
There’s a lovely account of this book (and almost all of the others at The Margery Sharp Blog.
The Gipsy in the Parlour
In Victorian England, a glamorous, mysterious young woman overturns the lives of a traditional Devonshire farm family, in Margery Sharp’s humorous, heartwarming New York Times–bestselling novel
I was delighted that Cirtnecce found a copy of this book, and that she loved it as much as I did.
Margery Sharp’s most poignant novel, set during World War II and filled with her trademark wit and warmth, tells the story of the powerful bond forged between a British spinster and the unusual little girl left in her care
With heartfelt drama, wit, and brilliant historical detail, this masterfully told family saga spans the Victorian era and World War II and features an unpredictable and passionate heroine who defies the English class system
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I hope that it won’t be too long until we gave paper books as well as ebooks.
And I hope that we’ll see more of Margery Sharp’s books being revived. There’s ‘Fanfare for Tin Trumpets’, ‘Lise Lillywhite’, ‘The Stone of Chastity’, and many others, including, of course, the oh so elusive ‘Rhododendron Pie’.
This isn’t the end – but it is a wonderful beginning!