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10 thoughts on “Tenterhooks

  1. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    1Love's Shadow TBR2Tenterhooks TBR3Love at Second Sight TBR

  2. Rebekah Giese Witherspoon 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 wayIn “Tenterhooks” Bruce Ottley is still the very model of narcissistichistrionic 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 roomthey suggest too many different trains of thought”The dialogue is just as brilliant in the second book as in the first In this uote 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 down who lived here'Edith looked at him reproachfully'Well I didn't call Dilly a beast I haven't broken Miss Townsend's rules She made a new rule I wasn't to call her a beast before breakfast—' 'What you're allowed to call her these awful names after breakfast' 'No She made a rule before breakfast I wasn't to call Dilly a beast and I haven't How did you know it meant her anyway It might have meant somebody else'I adore the Ottley’s sweet best friend Vincy His greatest pleasure was the study of people There was nothing cold in his observation nothing of the cynical analyst It was not surprising that he was immensely popular generally as well as specially; he was so interested in everyone except himself He did not care in the least for acuaintances and spent much ingenuity in trying to avoid them; he only liked intimate friendsAnd then there’s Aylmer swoon – caring warm intelligent – the polar opposite of Bruce He was the sort of man who is adored by children animals servants and women To be near him was like warming one's hands at a warm fire Women felt safe with him; he would never treat anyone badly He inspired that kind of trust enormously in men also and his house was constantly filled with people asking his advice and begging him to do things—sometimes not very easy ones He was always being left guardian to young persons who would never reuire one and said himself he had become almost a professional trustee Obviously the scene is set for a love triangle of a love octagon actually heartache and some life changing decisions To forgive or not to forgive that is the uestionThanks so much to Helen Taylor for the beautifully narrated free audiobook The ebook is free on gutenbergorg and in the Kindle store

  3. Julie 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 changeThis book is a comedy of manners and uite witty If it had been about 100 pages shorter which could have been achieved by leaving out detailed descriptions of musical parties unrelated to the story I would have given it 4 stars If the ending hadn't been so depressing I would have given it five stars

  4. Mgb Mgb says:

    This second book about the Ottleys is a fun trip into Edwardian society where the man is the head of the house even when the woman is soooo much capable Loved it

  5. Nicola Brown Nicola Brown says:

    The second in the Little Ottleys trilogy Another enjoyable read Slightly disappointing ending but there is another volume to come

  6. Donata 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 stupidità di Bruce che erano personaggi relegati sullo sfondo uesto 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 un momento storico in cui le relazioni e i rapporti fra le persone iniziano ad essere improntati ad un minor formalismo di classe e in cui le persone possono essere veramente se stesse

  7. Sophie 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 leadmain character is interesting because she finds humour in everything

  8. Jane Jane says:

    Bruce is an ass but that's what makes it

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