"The worst-tempered bit of a sickly slip that ever struggled into its teens!"
Completely forget to mention I'd read this one. I think because no quotes stood out to me at the time and I do quite like my quote posts. Well apart from this one, obviously, but I just think this is a great insult - it's such a shame it's use is so limited.
Since I am a bit delayed in writing this I've only got one female author to go on my Classics list.
This was actually nothing like I thought it would be. I guess everyone grows up with Kate Bush in mind so I thought it would be a love story whereas really it's a ghost story; It is a love story, but not soppy or in the least bit romantic.
The hardest thing about reading this is the similarity of the characters names: You really need to write out the family tree or reference one of the existing ones. Also this book is far more about the journey than the destination: the ending is neither happy, sad, climatic nor anti-climatic.
Er... that's it. Just trying to catch up on some posts. Made no promises they were going to be good.