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PostPosted: 23 May 2017, 00:15 
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I got it about the same time and I'm sure I didn't pay for it.


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PostPosted: 23 May 2017, 11:29 
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I liked Arrest the Bishop and Bewildering Cares but my favourite Furrowed Middlebrow books are The Lark by Edith Nesbit; and The Mingham Air and Landscape in Sunlight, both by Elizabeth Fair though tbh I love all six of hers.

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PostPosted: 30 May 2017, 13:27 
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For anyone else who has also been reading Winifred Peck, this week Bewildering Cares appears to be free again.

(I must admit I much preferred Arrest the Bishop to the Warrielaw Jewel so I will be interested to see what this one is like, and of course it's not a whodunit either which should be interesting)

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PostPosted: 30 May 2017, 17:39 
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Not sure that this is the right place to post this but thanks to Abbey pointing out that Patricia Wentworth's Hue and Cry was free on Kindle, I am now reading and enjoying it.

The heroine, Mally Lee, is in a tight spot and is trying to goad herself into action - "Stop being an invertebrate jellyfish this instant" - she tells herself.

Hue and Cry was published in 1927 - did EBD adapt this phrase for Matey's use or was it vice versa? Was it a common phrase at the time?


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PostPosted: 30 May 2017, 17:56 
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The earliest reference I can find for "spineless jellyfish" with this meaning is 1911. It seems to have remained in use ever since - it still turns up in recent books and has an entry on "Urban Dictionary". It looks as though it was a not uncommon phrase in the 1920s.


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Menna van Praag's Witches of Cambridge is at £2.79 at the moment. Over my limit but I couldn't resist it!

Sorry no link. Too fiddly on tablet!

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I bought it but haven't got into it. Might try again.
Still reading my old Mary Stewart paperbacks, alternating with a re-read of Elizabeth Fair on my kindle. Wish she'd done a Thirkell and not stopped after six books, and not writing another one in the n ext forty years!

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