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February 20, 2007


Bluestalking Reader

Alison, Happy Birthday! Best wishes of the day to you.

Alison Hoblyn

Thanks for your subtle and thoughtful review BSR...as it's my birthday today the timing was perfect! I'm also delighted to have The Scent of Water compared with The Enchanted April.

Bluestalking Reader

Some Transita titles are available in the States, via Barnes & Noble, Les. I really don't know which are and which aren't, though.

Les in NE

Ah, it was Ex Libris' review where I first saw this book. And, as I now remember, I can't get it in the States. Time to make a list of Amazon UK titles to order.

Les in NE

I know I've seen this book mentioned somewhere else (maybe you wrote about when you first got it?) and now your wonderful review makes me want to read it even more so than when I first heard about it. I won't be able to relate to the unhappy long-term marriage, but I love the idea of taking a gardening class in Tuscany and Room With a View is one of my favorite films. So... off to Amazon I go. :)

Bluestalking Reader

The book's excellent, but of course the book's always better than the movie.


Sounds like a good read! Thanks also for all the movie recommendations. I loved Enchanted April--really need to read the book, too.

Bluestalking Reader

Iliana, welcome! Have you seen the film adaptation of 'The Enchanted April'? I think it may only be available in VHS format, or at least that's the only format I've been able to find it in. But it's a huge favorite of mine.

If you enjoyed that film I'd also recommend 'Dancing at Lughnasa,' which is set in Ireland and concerns several sisters in a family and all the trials and tribulations they go through. It's a great film. Likewise, 'Strangers in Good Company,' which I showed at the library last month. That one's set in rural Canada and it's similar in theme to 'The Enchanted April.'

Bluestalking Reader

Jenclair, very glad you enjoyed the review. I find the quality of books published by Transita is overall quite high. That's one of the luxuries of the smaller publishers, but it's also difficult for them to compete against the big guys.

Transita's aim is to publish books written by and for the 45+ audience. This is their target market, which is an audience often ignored by the bigger publishers.


Oh you mentioned Enchanted April so this book has to go on my TBR list! By the way, hi! I have been enjoying your blog for a while and just now de-lurking.


Oh you mentioned Enchanted April so this book has to go on my TBR list! By the way, hi! I have been enjoying your blog for a while and just now de-lurking.


I like the title and the cover. Your review makes the content sound just as appealing.

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