Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Deacon Ponders Brookner...
'One summer at La Gaillarderie, 18-year-old Maud - handsome but not flirtatious - meets two Englishmen, and they all move eventually to an apartment in Paris. Maud is seduced by the assured and ruthless David who leaves her pregnant, whereupon the quiet dreamy Edward offers to marry her.'
"Oh, Maud...the things I could have told you about men, you silly girl" thought Deacon as he ponders Incidents in the Rue Laugier.
My first attempt at reading Brookner fell a bit flat with Fraud but Thomas' enthusiasm and the antics of a cross-dressing border collie have encouraged me to try again. Speaking of which, by the looks of my vintage dress now that playtime is over he needs to be reminded where we keep the lint brush!
Thomas is kindly hosting International Brookner Day. For more information click here!