where have I been? I’ve been reading!
Book club selection for April (21st) is The Woman in White by
Wilkie Collins. Ooh–what a page turner–
We have two stepsisters: Marian Halcombe and
Laura Fairley. And they are orphans who are being raised
by Laura’s uncle, Mr. Fairlie.
Yes, I know that . . .
this sounds a lot like the beginning plot of Middlemarch by George
Eliot. But I don’t write ’em–I just read ’em.
On his deathbed, Laura’s father wished that she would marry
Sir Percival Glyde. Laura wants to follow her dear father’s wishes.
And yet . . .
Should I mention that Laura is due to come in to some serious
money when she comes of age in March? Should I mention that
Sir Percival is pushing for an early wedding in December prior to
the March birthday?
Who is the “woman in white” who drifts through occasionally in
a filmy kind of a getup—a ghost? a person from the past? someone
in the past of Laura’s life?
I’m halfway through. You’re reading it, too, right?