Written by Golda
(11/15/2003 7:07 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, With thanks to you all, penned by JulieW
Thank you for leading the group read Myretta and Julie. I do appreciate the excerpts and extra tidbits that you posted Julie. I also thank all the other participants for their comments as we were a small group.
While this was not the most enthusiastic group read we've ever done, it was probably the most informative and educational. I learned so much about the day-to-day living situation of a genteel woman. I did know that child birth was extremely difficult and risky in the 18th century, but I didn't know so much about: servants, child rearing, shopping, entertaining, housekeeping, and inventory. Who among us is ready to inventory the contents of her home, including the contents of each cupboard? LOL. (I confess to having an out-of-date rough inventory for insurance purposes.)
The Gentleman's Daughter is an invaluable read for understanding much of what isn't said in JA novels. I recommend it to all fans of JA.
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