July 23, 2015

Thursday Quotables: The Diary of a Provincial Lady


Hello, everyone! Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Every week we highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.


This week I chose a passage from a book that I'm reading for the funny books themed read. The novel is The Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930) and it's exactly that, the diary of a lady who lives in the country.

December 10 -- Robert, this morning, complains of insufficient breakfast. Cannot feel that porridge, scrambled eggs, toast, marmalade, scones, brown bread, and coffee give adequate grounds for this, but I admit that porridge is slightly burnt. How impossible ever to encounter burnt porridge without recollections of Jane Eyre at Lowood School, say I parenthetically! This literary allusion not a success. Robert suggests ringing for Cook, and have greatest difficulty in persuading him that this course utterly disastrous.

The whole novel is filled with scenes like the above.


Have you read The Diary of a Provincial Lady? What do you think of this passage?

12 comments:

  1. Lol that quote is making me hungry for breakfast, even though it's half nine right now! Already following, but found that quote really funny :)
    Sinead @ Less Reality More Books

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    1. Haha yes! That's a very rich breakfast (I wish I had a scone right now) :D

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  2. I love just how eel that quote really paints the scene!

    Raashi
    http://raashiagarwal.blogspot.com/

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    1. I like the way it describes domestic life :)

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  3. Oh, this must be such fun to read! Sounds exactly like the dry, arch type of humor I'd enjoy. Great choice!

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  4. Can't say this is the type of book I like to read, but I hope you're enjoying it!

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    1. The thing with this novel is that if you like this kind of humour you'll really enjoy it. :)

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  5. That sounds like an excellent read. That sort of dry humor is just up my alley, I'll have to remember this title and pick it up if I ever get the chance.

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    1. It certainly is! I'm really glad to find out that the funny books themed read has such a great diversity in the styles of humour :)

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