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|She strikes me as being very strong willed and
Written by AnnetteJ
(1/28/2011 9:06 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Emma's early teen years, penned by Ramya
charming at the same time. Her elder sister was not terribly remarkable in most ways and Emma apparently was her superior in intellect, personality, perhaps looks, although I can't be sure of that. Emma had the misfortune of losing her mother at an earlier age than her sister. I think it is natural that the entire family and friends would have indulged Emma. And I agree that she was very smart -- certainly outshining her father and sister in that department alone. But, as Mr Knightly points out, she seems to have no staying power in terms of her interests -- making lists of books, no matter how impressive, that one never reads is not IMO an indication that the author of the list is a candidate for MENSA. Had she read the books and discussed them with Mr Knightly, that would be a different matter!
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