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The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere

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From teenage years studying "The Prelude" for A level and reading much more about Wordsworth's life in later years, I have always retained a soft spot for the great Lakeland poet and his cohorts. I can't recall where I came across the book of "The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere" but I am so glad I did It is quality from start to end; the marvellously understated humour, the delicious literary twists ("The Literal Ballads", "The Antique Mariner"), the brilliant characterisations - not just by Sue Limb but also brought out superbly by the cast (I still giggle inanely at Colerick's dozing off as Wordsmith reads his latest masterpiece "The Withered Turnip" and his startled "I must have slopped off to dreep" when Wordsmith tries to get his attention).
If you like your humour to be witty, intelligent and yet not too pretentious then buy this - the images created (Dorothy mending holes in the house whilst William strives to achieve a "lyrical fragment", Colerick leading them and their guests the Jelleys through an attempt to re-animate a dead leech-peddlar and Lord Biro trying to seduce anything female that moves, including Stinking Iris the scullery maid) are vivid. These gems should not be allowed to disappear - go on, treat yourself and buy a copy.

Presented in the form of a handwritten diary with illustrations.

Excellent pages, a little edge and d/j wear.

Item details

Author(s):
Limb, Sue
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
059301295x
Publisher:
Bantam Press

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From teenage years studying "The Prelude" for A level and reading much more about Wordsworth's life in later years, I have always retained a soft spot for the great Lakeland poet and his cohorts. I can't recall where I came across the book of "The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere" but I am so glad I did It is quality from start to end; the marvellously understated humour, the delicious literary twists ("The Literal Ballads", "The Antique Mariner"), the brilliant characterisations - not just by Sue Limb but also brought out superbly by the cast (I still giggle inanely at Colerick's dozing off as Wordsmith reads his latest masterpiece "The Withered Turnip" and his startled "I must have slopped off to dreep" when Wordsmith tries to get his attention).
If you like your humour to be witty, intelligent and yet not too pretentious then buy this - the images created (Dorothy mending holes in the house whilst William strives to achieve a "lyrical fragment", Colerick leading them and their guests the Jelleys through an attempt to re-animate a dead leech-peddlar and Lord Biro trying to seduce anything female that moves, including Stinking Iris the scullery maid) are vivid. These gems should not be allowed to disappear - go on, treat yourself and buy a copy.

Presented in the form of a handwritten diary with illustrations.

Excellent pages, a little edge and d/j wear.

Author(s):
Limb, Sue
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
059301295x
Publisher:
Bantam Press

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