#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: Where Angels Fear to Tread

For Book Beginnings:
They were all at Charing Cross to see Lilia off--Philip, Harriet, Irma, Mrs. Herriton herself. Even Mrs. Theobald, squired by Mr. Kingcroft, had braved the journey from Yorkshire to bid her only daughter good-bye. Miss Abbott was likewise attended by numerous relatives, and the sight of so many people talking at once and saying different things caused Lilia to break into ungovernable peals of laughter.
- p. 1

For Friday 56:
Lilia had no religion in her; but for hours at a time, she would be seized with a vulgar fear that she was not "married properly," and that her social position in the next world might be as obscure as it was in this.
- p. 56

Synopsis of Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster:
When attractive, impulsive English widow Lilia takes a holiday in Italy, she causes a scandal by marrying Gino, a dashing and highly unsuitable Italian twelve years her junior. Her prim, snobbish in-laws make no attempts to hide their disapproval, and when Lilia's decision eventually brings disaster, her English relatives embark on an expedition to face the uncouth foreigner. But when they are confronted by the beauty of Italy and the charm and vitality of the disreputable Gino, they are forced to examine their own narrow lives, and their reactions are emotional, violent and unexpected.

Bought a $2 copy of this book in the thrift store because - apart from wanting read it, the cover was designed by Leo Lionni, one of my all-time favourite children's books illustrators! Isn't it lovely?

I am pretty happy about this past week. For my Read the Nobels challenge, I finished my review of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Of Love and Other Demons which had been languishing for months! I also managed to reread his Memories of Melancholy Whores which is my pick for April for Where in the World Will your Nobel Take You? Now, to write the review!

What have you been up to, friends?

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