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The old Gray homestead by Frances Parkinson…

The old Gray homestead (edition 1919)

by Frances Parkinson Keyes, Florence Edwards Gardiner (Illustrator)

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Title:The old Gray homestead
Authors:Frances Parkinson Keyes
Other authors:Florence Edwards Gardiner (Illustrator)
Info:Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, c1919
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Tags:fiction, family, romance

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The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes



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The Old Gray Homestead doesn't have the extensive notes on F.P. Keyes's creative process and on-site research that I have come to expect from her books. It's her first book (1919) -- very well written, set in Vermont, drawing upon her life experience of 30-some years, 15 in rural New England. It reminds me of something by Gene Stratton Porter -- a poor farm boy / rich girl romance similar to Laddie, A True Blue Story but thankfully lacking the self-conscious whimsy of the latter; Austin calls his lady by her name, Laddie refers to "the Princess" until ... well. Far too often. Perhaps it's more like something by L. M. Montgomery. Keyes's characters would be at home and welcomed in Avonlea. My personal favourite minor character is a gossipy old lady by the name of Mrs Elliott, who sometimes had me laughing out loud. Here she is on the phone: '"Yes, this is Mrs Elliot -- Maybe if some of the folks on the line that's taken their receivers down so's they can know who I'm talkin' to an' what I'm sayin' will hang up, you can hear me a little more plain." (This timely remark resulted in several little clicks.)' ( )
  muumi | Aug 13, 2019 |
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