Margery Sharp was fashion conscious, but her manner of dress was quite neat and trim. In terms of style, I thought it was time for a new look on the blog; something more Rhododendron Pie than Fanfare for Tin Trumpets. Thought this would be appropriate in preparation for the┬áseason of Margery Appreciation Day over at…

My Current Favorite Tea Party

In reading of this delightful tea party at Chipping Lodge, there are no luminaries present here, to be sure, but Dora Tremayne? Tilly Cuff? What priceless character creations! What masterful sketching of mood! What epic undertones lace the fish-paste tea sandwiches!

An Exacting Craft

For an author whose work is chiefly characterized as ‘light fiction’, it may come as a surprise to find that Ms. Sharp was so very, very serious about the responsibility of crafting a good story.