Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

  • by Julia Strachey
  • Narrated by Miriam Margolyes
  • 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"How are your lectures going?" asked Kitty of Joseph, a kind of desperate intentness in her voice and face. This was her style of the moment with the male sex. "Very well, thank you," said Jospeh and added: "We heard about the practices of the Minoan Islanders upon reaching the age of puberty at the last one." He started snapping up his cutlet."Oh really, how terribly interesting!" said Kitty."Yes, very. Like to hear about them?" offered Joseph. "Kitty, dear child! Kitty! Kitty! Open the window a trifle at the top, will you! The air gets so terribly stuffy in here always!" cried out Mrs. Thatcham very loudly.
This sardonic and beautifully written novella about a family in Forster territory was first published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press in 1932.

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What the Critics Say

"As delightful and perceptive today as it no doubt was seventy years ago: on her wedding day a girl knows she is about to make a serious mistake." (The Bookseller)
"A brilliant, bittersweet upstairs-downstairs comedy." (The Guardian)

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Radio 4 on Acid treatment

Sublime novella ruined by a childish, tone deaf and hysterical reading.It's amusing enough in its own right and doesn't need the narrator's heavy handed attempts to infuse humour into the story at the expense of any subtlety, irony or insight.
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- Charon Nix

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2010
  • Publisher: Persephone Books