‘Everything Sparkled’

The title comes from the opening line of Margery Sharp’s late in life book, The Sun in Scorpio. Today, in terms of good literary news, it could be said that ‘everything sparkled’. Today is the day that Open Road Media is releasing ten of Margery Sharp’s books in ebook format!

Cluny Brown in eBook!

Just a reminder, Margery Sharp fans, that TEN, yes ten!– of her books will be released via Open Road Media Publishing in ebook form. The date? April 12, 2016! The featured book today is Cluny Brown. I just re-read it, from a preview copy of the eBook, and I really enjoyed the type style and…

Shabby But Loved…

  Some of Margery Sharp’s books earliest books are difficult to impossible to find, but it shouldn’t be that way! Some day, we hope…there will be reprints of these marvelous novels, making them readily accessible for a new generation of readers. I think her earliest novels represent some of her best work, as there is a freshness…

‘So Absurdly Young’

‘She dismissed eternity with a movement of her shoulder.’ (from Fanfare for Tin Trumpets) When Margery Sharp began to write for publication, she showed the usual girlish enthusiasm that young women have for fashions, trends, young men, film stars, and hairstyles. Oh, yes. Hair. The decade was the 1920’s, and we know what that means–Gatsby…

Meet The Misses Pye

Margery Sharp’s general output of work has been described as ‘insightful, witty, deft, light, comic, sly, affectionate, humane, unexpected’, and so on. In the short story that is the subject of this post–Winning Sequence–Margery Sharp does not disappoint! Are you in the mood to read something brief, brilliantly crafted, and wittily told? Winning Sequence/ 1936…