Barbara wrote: >I really dislike When the Sirens Wailed and the >>Thursday's Child pair.
and Natasha replied: >That's interesting - I have been trying to read When the Siren Wailed all >week, and I am not getting with it at all. Never read it before. Why don't >you like it? Having done an (incomplete) Streatfeild re-read earlier this year, I thought I'd check the brief notes I made after reading these books. (Btw, thanks to whoever mentioned they did this - it's a fantastic idea and very interesting to read the comments later on.) "June 2004 - 'When the Siren Wailed': a gripping story, and highly appropriate reading for the D-Day commemoration weekend. Once again, the ending seemed rushed though." (I'd made this comment about several of NS's books, including 'The House in Cornwall') "July 2004 - 'Thursday's Child': a pleasant read, different from her other books, and better than I remember!" (I didn't really like this at all when I read it when I was younger.) "July 2004 - 'Far to Go': sequel to previous - quite enjoyable though rather 'hasty', being only 120 pages." So am I alone in liking 'When the Siren Wailed' (but disliking 'Tennis Shoes')? Incidentally, I found 'The Children of Primrose Lane' "totally unbelievable, but nevertheless engrossing" (and it was nice to know the setting at the end of the book), but 'The Bell Family' "lovely, believable and true-to-life, though Ginnie seems to be Victoria Strangeways all over again" (and once again it was a pleasant surprise to read about Hythe, which I know really well too!) Janice Brown trying not to pre-empt the planned Streatfeild BD -- ________________________________________ Girlsown mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] For self-administration and access to archives see http://home.it.net.au/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/girlsown For FAQs see http://www.club-web.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/girlsown/faq-0.htm