|What a great place, and what a great concert.|
A few days later, Nate, Andy and I had a wonderful week in Denmark with Silas and his family:
|At Helsingor, Hamlet's castle, with our fabulous hosts|
which we followed up with another great week in Norway with Camilla and her family!
|Hiking at midnight in Molde with Camilla and Amalia|
Even after we returned to the relative normalcy of Ellsworth, Maine, the fun didn't stop. We sailed the newly-restored "Fabulous" out of Sorrento Harbor:
I went for several hikes with friends:
|On top of Dorr with Dawn and Cathi|
went to the twins' first birthday, a Sea Dogs' game with Andy, Dad, and Ann, and spent three days in Rye with Julie!
|Big ice cream!|
After all that, I ended my summer with a weekend in Brunswick with Ann and Sue. We added to my string of 5ks with the Topsham Veterans' Support Run:
|Post-race: matching tee shirts.|
Back home, there was plenty of this:
and we still have Labor Day weekend forthcoming.
First week meetings were upbeat and cheerful, which was great––the magic continues!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What a delight: I thought I'd read this one quite a bit, but discovered I'd been confusing it with another Miss Climpson story (the one where she meets with the seance people), so this was only vaguely familiar! What a pleasure to have an almost-new Wimsey. This one moves pretty fast, and has some unusual characters (I will say no more); it's fun to see Miss Climpson in her earliest stages, and Peter and Parker just beginning to set forth.
The 1969 edition is a true classic: acid green cover, tiny cramped font, and various typos/editing mistakes, including a few lines transposed on a page. Not easy to read in dim light, but certainly a vestige of a time when publishers were so sure people would read that they didn't woo their readers with attractive packages.
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