PDF READ The Matchmaker


  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Matchmaker
  • Stella Gibbons
  • English
  • 20 August 2020
  • 9780856178542

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Free download The Matchmaker ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Stella Gibbons â 5 review Read & Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Stella Gibbons Nsuited to a uiet life Alda attempts to orchestrate with varying degrees of success the love affairs of her neighbours He. love this story love the way that Alva gets everyones lovelives so wrong and blames everyone else but herself for the mess that ensues shades of Emma i think

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Free download The Matchmaker ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Stella Gibbons â 5 review Read & Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Stella Gibbons Uprooted from war torn London Alda Lucie Brown and her three daughters start a new life at Pine Cottage in rural Sussex U. What an amazing writer My first Gibbons book was Cold Comfort Farm and I found it so funny that I went out and collected a bunch of her other novels immediately and then left them on my bookshelves for years always getting only a few chapters in before I had to give upBut this time I almost couldn t put The Matchmaker down Every description seemed to conjure up an oil painting in my head every character so real that I felt like I d met them in real life and knew exactly what they were like and how they d react How can I describe Gibbons writing She s like a Jane Austen of post war England or like an earlier Barbara Pym that same subtlety that same wisdom and sense of fun But Gibbons is similar in another way she doesn t like Hollywood type drama and comedy her stories are very much everyday she doesn t think domestic scenes or uiet lives are beneath her dignity to write about And yet she doesn t avoid huge topics her depiction of the Italian POWs was compassionate and fascinating even if she ignores their wartime experiences in favour of their pre war Italian countryside and post war POW camp experiencesTl dr so so good Read at once if you like mature solemn and yet mischievous novels

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Free download The Matchmaker ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Stella Gibbons â 5 review Read & Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Stella Gibbons R unwilling subjects include an Italian POW a Communist field hand a battery chicken farmer and her intelligent friend Je. Stella Gibbons was a brilliant but in my opinion rather uneven writer Her use of language and evocation of her characters as real people is always impressive Anyone wanting to learn about the mechanics of good prose can learn a lot from reading a few of her works However for me the satisfyingness of her stories vary uite a lot This one did not click with me I kept having the feeling that it was meant to be a different sort of story but got away from her It is set in a dismal time and place England in the countryside directly post war when the scarcity of material comforts even food dominated daily life As a study of what it s like to live in a country that has endured years of war it could read as a cautionary tale for those who have not studied history and don t see what s wrong with repeating it Americans take note One thing I never knew till this book is that young Italian men who were prisoners of war were basically being used as slave labor on English farms They were it seems actually paid a pittance so not real chattel slaves But they were not free to go home seems they had to work off their passage home like indentured servants not free to NOT work and not even free to change employers if they didn t like the work or the conditions of their lodging or the rude xenophobic and verbally abusive way the employer was treating them


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    PDF READ The Matchmaker Originally published on my blog here in February 2003Stella Gibbons is overwhelmingly best known as the author of the hilarious Cold Comfort Farm; so much so that I was surprised to discover the existence of another novel It was in a furniture shop one of a number of old second hand books used to make bookcase shelves look less bare; the shop assistant offered it to me when I picked it up and started looking through it

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    PDF READ The Matchmaker Stella Gibbons â 5 review What an amazing writer My first Gibbons book was Cold Comfort Farm and I found it so funny that I went out and collected a bunch of her other novels immediately and then left them on my bookshelves for years always getting only a few chapters in before I had to give upBut this time I almost couldn't put The Matchmaker down Every description seemed to conjure up an oil painting in my head every character so real that I fe

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    Free download The Matchmaker Stella Gibbons â 5 review Read & Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Stella Gibbons This one didn't write exactly as expected As a later novel of Gibbons I can see a much descriptive writing style developing Although I enjoyed parts of this and was really able to visualize everything at times I felt myself wanting her to get

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    Free download The Matchmaker PDF READ The Matchmaker Stella Gibbons â 5 review love this story love the way that Alva gets everyones lovelives so wrong and blames everyone else but herself for the mess that ensues shades

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    Free download The Matchmaker PDF READ The Matchmaker Stella Gibbons â 5 review I'm sorry to rate a Stella Gibbons book as a three but this one did drag a bit for me and I found Alda and Sylvia's characters annoying Some nice parts of after war life though

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    Stella Gibbons â 5 review Read & Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Stella Gibbons Free download The Matchmaker Stella Gibbons was a brilliant but in my opinion rather uneven writer Her use of language and evocation of her characters as real people is always impressive Anyone wanting to learn about the mechanics of good pr

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    Free download The Matchmaker PDF READ The Matchmaker Stella Gibbons â 5 review I think overall the book was well written with interesting characters that are well developed and lovely descriptions of the scenery All the characters are dysfunctional and there are times you like them and times you hate them but generally the right ones had their happy endingI have read books where I loved them so much and couldn't put them down and I have read books that I just plod along with and eventually reach t

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    Free download The Matchmaker Read & Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Stella Gibbons Stella Gibbons â 5 review I have very mixed feelings about this book I think that Gibbons writes very realistic characters they're very flawed but all have likeable moments and I think she captures that complexity well She depicts the little cruelties that people are capable of intentional or otherwise and how we all mess ourselves and everyone else up a bi

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    PDF READ The Matchmaker Read & Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free â Stella Gibbons Stella Gibbons â 5 review 35 starsA bit slow in parts—which is saying something since I love slow moving books—but amusing nonetheless Humorous but with a slightly dark edge to it Also loved how the author would break the fourth wall occasionally

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