Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary Paperback – 8 Nov 2004
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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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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!
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.