Thursday, 3 June 2010
Flush as May by P M Hubbard
Wonderfully civilized hero and heroine, quoting Browning and bantering with high facetiousness. Usual Hubbard stuff involving earth works and pagan practices. I really think that almost no-one has ever described the English countryside so well - or perhaps it would be more accurate to say the geography of the countryside. Place is absolutely everything in Hubbard's books and he is at great pains to put you in the picture. And my, he does sinister very very well. Some people thought P M Hubbard was Isaiah Berlin but when he was asked directly he said "if I were, would I tell?"