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I did try, honestly!
on 27 April 2012
I am a great fan of books of this type, and this vintage of crime fiction. There seem to be so many (Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, Daisy Dalrymple by Carola Dunn, Frances Brody) etc.
However, although I've now read two of this series, I find them very difficult to digest and read. In the Burry Man's day, I was completely put out by an early reference where one character suggested that Dundee was just over the Tay from Queensferry. Given that Queensferry is on the Forth, and any ferries from there to Dundee would have to go around the lump of land called the Kingdom of Fife....... So I was convinced that this comment was a fatal error by the speaker, revealing his guilt! Of course it wasn't - it was just a mistake in the book!
Despite that, I still found the books very hard to read. Something about the phrasing and storyline.
Sorry - but I'll be sticking with the Amazing Maisie Dobbs and Wonderful Daisy Dalrymple/Fletcher from now on!