Who said that…..

It seems strange that the next book I picked up from my TBR pile is this one by Geraldine Brooks.

“An historical novel and love story set during a time of catastrophe, on the front lines of the American Civil War.  March, an idealistic abolitionist,has gone as chaplain to serve the Union cause. But the war tests his faith not only in the Union—which is also capable of barbarism and racism—but in himself. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness, March must reassemble and reconnect with his family, who have no idea of what he has endured.

Considering all the recent and ongoing problems in the world (discounting the virus) this is almost topical.  Relating to a time when it seems men were men and women were women  (and not all were equal) it covers history I’m not too familiar with.

We learn’t a small amount at school but didn’t go into depth – ask me about kings, queens and relevant battles of the British Isles and I probably would have the answer, unfortunately the whys and wherefores of American history are a  mystery.

Yes I know it is about a fictional character …..the absent father from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women…….taking that aside maybe I’ll ‘learn a little’ from reading it.

It’s been a while since I actually read Little Women although I’ve seen big and little screen versions which maybe glamorised the whole period but I loved the thought of sisters banding together helping their mother, worrying about their father, tolerating the rich aunt, doing good deeds, falling in love, accepting sickness.and gaining a little bit of independence.

So when I found this quiz online …..me,  usually wary of this sort of stuff, had a go; I didn’t get all the answers correct but then as I said it’s been a while and my memory isn’t quite what it used to be 🙂

Little Women – Which March sister said it

Why don’t you have a go and see if you remember the dialogue from the ‘well loved book’

Oh, and lovers of Mr Darcy and The Bennet sisters might be interested in this

Pride and Prejudice – Which Bennet said it

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Today is Friday – so lets have some Friday Fun with a Fun Quiz just right for the day we set aside to forget all the worries of the week

Don’t forget to tell me how you went!

6 thoughts on “Who said that…..

  1. Never read Little Women, actually never read a lot of “important books”… but I’ve read most of the Enid Blyton books – a summer project one year, when I found the University library had them all in “storage” – the people behind the desk, found it hilarious – I would request 3, read them/return – and so on it went. I think a few were held together with string and couple were missing.

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  2. Oh, how I love “Little Women”…and the books that followed…”Good Wives”, “Little Men”, and “Jo’s Boys”. They’ve all played major roles in my life since my childhood…and have been read and re-read many times. Each and every time, my tears have flowed. 🙂

    This Geraldine Brooks’ novel sounds interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Cathy.

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  3. It would be interesting to re-read and re-assess our childhood books but then there are so many new books to read and even in lock down I am not getting through many.

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  4. Didn’t do so well on the Bennet sister quiz, but aced one at the same site about which poet wrote which line. Given that I posted today about poetry, I am glad to see I retained what I learned.

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