Relusions (references)

  • Close Quarters

    Close Quarters

    References and relusions from Angela Thirkell’s Close Quarters, first published in 1958. Compiled by Sue Jenkins Chapter 1 5 Borough of Riverside – Chelsea, London SW3, where Angela Thirkell lived at 1 Shawfield Street. Also Enter Sir Robert and A Double Affair. Borrioboola Gha – Fictional African country in Dickens’s Bleak House which Mrs Jellaby…

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  • Christmas at High Rising (2013)

    Christmas at High Rising (2013)

    Virago 7 short stories and an essay (Shakespeare Did Not Dine Out) 1. Pantomime 11 as clean as Bishop Hatto – Robert Southey’s poem ‘God’s judgment on a Wicked Bishop’ was based on a German folk tale 14 Master Wesendonck – a name chosen for its capacity to form schoolboy nicknames such as Donkey and…

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  • Never Too Late (1956)

    Never Too Late (1956)

    References for the novel Never Too Late, by Angela Thirkell. Published by Hamish Hamilton. ‘Relusions’ compiled by Hilary Temple and Melanie Osterman. Chapter 1 5 obiter dicta – a judge’s incidental remarks in passing judgment, ie not binding. 6 Je ne sais plus rien… – I can remember nothing now, I have lost the memory…

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  • Happy Returns (1952)

    Happy Returns (1952)

    References for the novel Happy Returns, by Angela Thirkell. Hamish Hamilton. Published in the US as Happy Return. Chapter 1 5 Va pour les Marlings – I agree about the Marlings. 9 the Southron intellect – Southron a Scottish word for the English. 11 Horatius – He kept the bridge in Macaulay’s Lays of Ancient…

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  • Private Enterprise (1947)

    Private Enterprise (1947)

    References for the novel Private Enterprise, by Angela Thirkell. ‘Relusions’ for the Hamish Hamilton 1947 edition.Compiled by Hilary Temple and Melanie Osterman. Chapter 1 5 peace which certainly passed everyone’s understanding -“The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus’” Philippians chapter 4 verse 7. Horace –…

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  • Northbridge Rectory (1941)

    Northbridge Rectory (1941)

    References for the novel Northbridge Rectory, by Angela Thirkell. Hamish Hamilton edition. Chapter 1 9 Rotten Borough – eg Old Sarum in Wiltshire which had three houses and 11 inhabitants but could elect two Members of Parliament. Abolished by the Reform Act of 1832. Town Hall on twelve stone legs – Northbridge is generally thought…

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  • The Brandons (1939)

    The Brandons (1939)

    References for the novel The Brandons, by Angela Thirkell. ‘Relusions’ for the Hamish Hamilton edition Chapter 1 10 Mr. Brandon an uninterested husband – Like Mrs Morland’s, who was ‘nul’, in High Rising. 12 The blow has fallen – ‘The Vagabond’ by R. L. Stevenson: “Let the blow fall soon or late, let what will…

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  • Wild Strawberries (1934)

    Wild Strawberries (1934)

    Wild Strawberries currently published by Virago Modern Classics References (Relusions) for the novel Wild Strawberries, by Angela Thirkell. Page numbers are those of the Hamish Hamilton collected edition 1948. Chapter 1 7 Lady Emily Leslie – Modelled on Lady Mary Elcho, with whom Angela Thirkell often stayed at Stanway. 7 the War – World War…

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  • Enter Sir Robert (1955)

    Enter Sir Robert (1955)

    References for the novel Enter Sir Robert by Angela Thirkell. ‘Relusions’ for the Hamish Hamilton 1st edition Chapter 1 6 sweets of freedom – In 1781 Cato, a newly freed slave, petitioned the Pennsylvania legislature saying “Our lots in slavery were hard enough to bear but having tasted the sweets of freedom, we should now…

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