Tenterhooks Because Edith Had Not Been Feeling Very Well, That Seemed No Reason Why She Should Be The Centre Of Interest And Bruce, With That Jealousy Of The Privileges Of The Invalid And In That Curious Spirit Of Rivalry Which His Wife Had So Often Observed, Had Started, With Enterprise, An Indisposition Of His Own, As If To Divert Public Attention While He Was At Carlsbad He Heard The News Then He Received A Letter From Edith, Speaking With Deference And Solicitude Of Bruce S Rheumatism, Entreating Him To Do The Cure Thoroughly, And Suggesting That They Should Call The Little Girl Matilda, After A Rich And Sainted Though Still Living Aunt Of Edith S It Might Be An Advantage To The Child S Future In Every Sense To Have A Godmother So Wealthy And So Religious It Appeared From The Detailed Description That The New Daughter Had, As A Matter Of Course And At Two Days Old , Long Golden Hair, Far Below Her Waist, Sweeping Lashes And Pencilled Brows, A Rosebud Mouth, An Intellectual Forehead, Chiselled Features And A Tall, Elegant Figure She Was A Magnificent, Regal Looking Creature And Was A Superb Beauty Of The Classic Type, And Yet With It She Was Dainty And Winsome She Had Great Talent For Music This, It Appeared, Was Shown By The Breadth Between The Eyes And The Timbre Of Her Voice.

Ada Leverson 1862 1933 , the devoted friend of Oscar Wilde who called her the wittiest woman in the world , wrote six timeless novels, each a classic comedy of manners Love s Shadow, the first in the trilogy The Little Ottleys, is the perfect examples of her wit and style no other English novelist has explored the world of marriage and married life with such feeling for its mysteries and absur

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  • Paperback
  • 172 pages
  • Tenterhooks
  • Ada Leverson
  • English
  • 21 February 2019
  • 9781419151033

10 thoughts on “Tenterhooks

  1. Rebekah Giese Witherspoon says:

    In this second comedy of manners novel in the Little Ottleys series, the characters become believable, the story takes a serious turn, and we make a few new friends along the way.In Tenterhooks , Bruce Ottley is still the very model of narcissistic histrionic personality disorder His wife, Edith, is eternally kind and patient with him, and we finally find out WHY she puts up with his bullying nonsense she finds him amusing Edith loves to study human beings, and her husband is the most interesting specimen she has ever found We learn that Edith is fond of losing herself in ideas and in books , has an extreme aversion for shopping trips, and has banished clutter from her house because she doesn t like to have many things in a room they suggest too many different trains of thought.The dialogue is just as brilliant in the second book as in the first In this quote, Edith is talking to her young son Archie about the need to be kind to his baby sister, nicknamed Dilly Archie, what is the meaning of this Why did you make this census of your home Edith asked him gently Why, I didn t make senses of my home I just wrote do...

  2. Julie says:

    Edith and Bruce have an imbalanced relationship Edith is bright, witty, patient and universally admired Bruce is a hypochondriac and thought to be tedious to the point of imbecility even by his closest friends Nowadays Bruce s behavior would be recognized as abusive, but in 1912 Edith dealt with him the way she did her children When Edith meets a handsome man at a dinner party her life begins to change.This book is a comedy of manners and quite witty If it had been abou...

  3. Donata says:

    Non ero rimasta molto colpita dal primo capitolo della saga degli Ottley di Ada Leverson la storia sembrava essere una giustapposizione di capitoli slegati fra loro, da cui non si coglieva l intelligenza di Edith e la stupidit di Bruce, che erano personaggi relegati sullo sfondo Questo secondo capitolo migliora molto e le relazioni fra i vari personaggi funzionano molto meglio come meccanismo comico o meglio ironico Inoltre il libro offre una gustosa visione dell Inghilterra di inizio secolo,...

  4. Sophie says:

    Very good so far 4 Funny, as if was written today at first, although much of today s comedy is blatant Interested as to where it s going to lead.main character is interesting because she finds humour in everything.

  5. Jane says:

    Bruce is an ass, but that s what makes it.

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