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Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary Paperback – 8 Nov 2004

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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Persephone Books Ltd (8 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903155436
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903155431
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 874,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Present-day readers prepared to surrender to Lady Rose's unabashed romanticism will find unexpected depths, wisdom and even social protest." -- The Spectator 20 November 2004

"Ruby Ferguson's 1937 novel is a curious, affecting confection of high Scots romance and social realism" -- Nicholas Clee, Guardian, 11 December 2004


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This book was apparently a favourite of the Queen Mother - and one can quite see why. Lady Rose has in many ways had aspects of Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon's childhood - growing up in a beautiful mansion in Scotland (stunningly described) in a world which is more or less toally divorced from reality. Like the Queen Mother Lady Rose never had to open her own curtains, or find her own dressing gown and needed no imaginary enchanted palace because she lived in one.
However there are differences - both positive and negative. In love, it seems Lady Rose is to be unfortunate. As an heiress, she is tied to her golden world and railroaded into a "proper" marriage which gives her less than no happiness and fulfillment. However as life moves on she maybe wins some points - she is presented with an opportunity to step away from the restrictions of her life - an opportunity which I dare say the Queen Mother must often have envied her!
And what about Mrs Memmary? Well, she lives at the fairytale mansion and tells us (via some visiting tourists) all about Lady Rose, setting the scene just like a fairy tale but linking it in to real life ...
Do read - it is not a great book but it is really charming and thoroughly enjoyable!
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By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 May 2014
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I usually love Persephone books, and this one came highly recommended from a trusted reader, but it really didn't do it for me at all. I found it trite and silly and not slight and enchanting as I had hoped. I thought the story was weak and the irritating style really didn't help. The one thing that recommended it was that it was short and took me only a couple of hours to read. I had kind of imagined it like The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which is also published by Persephone and which I really enjoyed. Sadly it was much poorer in every way.
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I was given this book by a friend. She had not read it, and gave it to me primarily because it was published by Persephone Books (which she liked) and was about Scotland (where I live). I had no idea what to expect, and when I first started, I wasn't sure if it was really my cup of tea. But I kept going and became totally enthralled. It is light and like a walk through a fairyland, past times long gone but magical-seeming. But there is something of the wistful and poignant about it as well, and I really really enjoyed it. I was sad to see it end.
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This is a very old-fashioned book, I can't imagine it being published today or being successful. It's an odd addition to the Persephone stable and I felt a bit cheated because I would have expected something better from this publisher.

Apparently this book was a great favourite of the Queen Mother, which doesn't surprise me. This is a novel that would appeal to a specific social class during a specific time period.

It's a thin story without much in the way of plot or character development. If you're curious about it, borrow it from the library or try to find a very cheap second hand edition. It's certainly not worth £12.
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