A great line, as you say! (nfm)
Posted by Laraine on May 04, 1998 at 14:07:53:
In response to A pleasing review..., written by Stolzi on May 02, 1998 at 17:49:58
] This is from the US magazine, New Republic, the May 4 issue. The author is an Oxbridge don, Richard Jenkyns; I forget his college.
] He reviews two new biographies, Tomalin's (thumbs up) and Nokes (thumbs down), saying that Tomalin's is written "with sense and sensibility." :)
] I also liked the line (perhaps not original with him?) that JA "has possibly given pleasure to more men in bed than any woman in history."
] Then, beyond the two biographies, he goes off into the kind of pleasing ramble of opinion about JA's various characters that we all like to conduct here. A nice read.
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