The Lady of the Basement Flat



[KINDLE] ❁ The Lady of the Basement Flat ❄ Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey – E17streets4all.co.uk At three o clock this afternoon Evelyn Wastneys died I am Evelyn Wastneys, and I died, standing at the door of an old country home in Ireland, with my hands full of ridiculous little silver shoes and At three o clock this afternoon Evelyn of the Kindle Ñ Wastneys died I am Evelyn Wastneys, and I died, standing at the door of an old country home in Ireland, with my hands full of ridiculous little silver shoes and horseshoes, and a Paris hat on my head, and a trembling treble voice whispering in my ear.The Lady of the Basement Flat

The author of books, as well of the Kindle Ñ as numerous short stories and magazine articles, British author Mrs George de Horne Vaizey was born Jessie Bell in , in Liverpool She was the daughter of Scots insurance broker David Bell, and his wife, Elizabeth Morris Barton, and had six siblings She married cotton broker Henry Mansergh in , and a number of her books were The Lady ePUB Æ originally published under the name Jessie Mansergh After the death of Henry Mansergh in , her work began to be published in magazinesVaizey was married again in , to George de Horne Vaizey, a man she met while on a cruise won through a story competition Her son George Vaizey, born in , was also to become a writer Contracting typhoid in the early years Lady of the eBook ´ of the twentieth century, she developed rheumatoid arthritis, and was confined to a wheelchair until her death in .

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  • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • English
  • 09 July 2017

10 thoughts on “The Lady of the Basement Flat

  1. says:

    The first sentences were intriguing but a little worryingAt three o clock this afternoon Evelyn Wastneys died I am Evelyn Wastneys, and I died, standing at the door of an old country home in Ireland, with my hands full of ridiculous little silver shoes and horseshoes, and a Paris hat on my head, and a trembling treble voice whispering in my ear Good bye, Evelyn darling darling Thank you thank you for all you have been to me Oh, Evelyn, promise you will not be unhappy The next sentences The first sentences were intriguing but a little worryingAt three o clock this afternoon Evelyn Wastneys died I am Evelyn Wastneys, and I died, standing at the door of an old country home in Ireland, with my hands full of ridiculous little silver shoes and horseshoes, and a Paris hat on my head, and a trembling treble voice whispering in my ear Good bye, Evelyn darling darling Thank you thank you for all you have been to me Oh, Evelyn, promise you will not be unhappy The next sentences told me that everything was going to be alrightThen some mysterious hidden muscle, whose existence I had never before suspected, pulled two little strings at the corners of my mouth, and my lips smiled a marionette smile and a marionette voice cried jauntily Unhappy Never Why, I am free I am going to begin to live And as I read on I realised that Mrs de Horne Vaizey was proffering a lovely confection could fill the 1917 shaped gap in my 100 Years of Books rather nicely Twenty six year old Evelyn and her younger sister Kathie had been left as orphans, with a selection of elderly aunts their only family They had the means to set up house together, and so they lived happily for a good many years Until Kathleen met an eligible young man named Basil they fell in love, they married, and they set sail for new life together in Canada.Of course Evelyn s feelings were mixed She was happy for her sister, but just a little sad that their bond would never be quite the same again, that she had been left behind She was uncertain what her own future would hold, but theshe thought theconfident she became that she could lead an interesting life and be valued in the world.The aunts thought that her only option was to live quietly with them given that half of the sisters inheritance had left with Kathie but Evelyn knew that wasn t an option She explained, over their protests, that she was setting out for a very different future.She had a wonderful idea, and she knew that all she had to do was set the wheels in motion.Then she had a letter from a friend that she and her sister had met on holiday.Charmion was a few years older than the sisters, she was wealthy and independent, and she loved to travel and explore She was sensitive to Evelyn s situation, and they suggested that they take a country house together, on the understanding that it wouldn t be a full time residence, and that each lady could come and go as she wished.Evelyn was delighted with the idea, and she and Charmion found a lovely house and they had a lovely time planning refurbishments, choosing furnishings and creating the home of their dreams.Charmion was less eager to take part in village society than Evelyn, but Evelyn accepted that because she knew that her friend had a great sadness in her past that was the one thing she wouldn t talk about.Evelyn loved village life but when Charmion set off on her travels she was just as happy with her very different life in the big city, where she put her grand plan into action.I wish I could say , but I can t without giving away far too much.I can say that the story set in the country and the story set in the town were both wonderfully entertaining, they introduced a wonderfully diverse collection of characters, and they held a lovely mixture of drama, romance and fun.Evelyn was a wonderful heroine She was warm and sociable, she was kind and thoughtful, and she became a great friend to so many different people I loved her plan, and though I had doubts about its viability I understood why it was important for Evelyn and I hoped that it would work.The plot is very nicely constructed There are a good number of coincidences and quite a few moments when I had to suspend disbelief, but I always knew that this was a light entertainment and not great literature.Mrs George de Horne Vaizey did what she did very well I thought that she understood her characters and their lives very well, and that she cared about them and because she cared I had to care about Evelyn and her friends, and about what would happen in their lives.Because I was so well entertained, because I cared, I found the book s failings easy to forgive.I was sorry that I didn t get to meet Kathie, but pleased to know that she was happily settled in her new life.Everyone s story played out just as well the final resolution was unlikely but it was exactly what I wanted

  2. says:

    The opening lines of a book are very important for catching the attention of the reader Some well known examples are Call me Ishmael It was the best of times, it was the worst of times It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife The Lady of the Basement Flat could be added to this list At three o clock this afternoon Evelyn Wastneys died I am Evelyn Wastneys, and I died, standing at the door of an old country The opening lines of a book are very important for catching the attention of the reader Some well known examples are Call me Ishmael It was the best of times, it was the worst of times It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife The Lady of the Basement Flat could be added to this list At three o clock this afternoon Evelyn Wastneys died I am Evelyn Wastneys, and I died, standing at the door of an old country home in Irelanda trembling treble voice whispering in my ear Oh, Evelyn, promise you will not be unhappy Twenty six year old Evelyn and her younger sister are orphans, with only a pair of elderly aunts as family When Evelyn s sister marries and leaves for Canada, Evelyn is at a loss with what to do with her life Living with those aunts is not an option Then Evelyn has a wonderful idea All she needs now is the courage to carry out her plan.I have a number of favorite lines from the book The one that doesn t give away any spoilers is Oh, how many mysteries there are around us How wonderful, how absorbingly interesting it will be, when the time comes, to hear the explanation of all that seems so tangled to our present understanding

  3. says:

    Adorable Two friends decide to set up housekeeping together in a country house, but with the agreement they can each come and go as they please One of them has a secret about her married life The other one has decided to periodically moonlight as a little old lady in London Why Read and find out Some unexpected but delightful Lizzie Darcy dynamics Happy endings all round Another great find on www.Gutenberg.org Adorable Two friends decide to set up housekeeping together in a country house, but with the agreement they can each come and go as they please One of them has a secret about her married life The other one has decided to periodically moonlight as a little old lady in London Why Read and find out Some unexpected but delightful Lizzie Darcy dynamics Happy endings all round Another great find on www.Gutenberg.org

  4. says:

    It is a nice, charming love story or I should rather say two love stories Evelyn and Mr Maplestone were like Elizabeth and Darcy I loved their encounters The story of Charmion showed up quite non original Perhaps then such idea was less known, today we have read and watched many such stories in books and movies Nonetheless it was sweet.Of course I must say there was at least one too big coincidence to be realistic And I have doubts whether view spoiler a disguise at the end of XIX cent It is a nice, charming love story or I should rather say two love stories Evelyn and Mr Maplestone were like Elizabeth and Darcy I loved their encounters The story of Charmion showed up quite non original Perhaps then such idea was less known, today we have read and watched many such stories in books and movies Nonetheless it was sweet.Of course I must say there was at least one too big coincidence to be realistic And I have doubts whether view spoiler a disguise at the end of XIX century could be so good and stable that it could have lasted all day long hide spoiler But it is a right of a writer to create a story how he she wishes.Besides really lovely romance there are a few characters which show us that society, those people This piece is a little different than Sisters Three or A Houseful of Girls which I have read earlier These two arethe family books about growing up with love stories The Lady of the Basement Flat is the love story with a glimpse at a surrounding reality.More of a plot in Alisha Trenalone review.My favorite quotesYou are the first woman the only woman Before you came I was content Since we met, I have been in torment You woke me up When a man is roused from a trance it gives him pain You brought pain to me sleeplessness, discontent, a craving that grew and grew I wished we had never met you had upset my life I believed that I hated you for it I can only say one thing his voice softened, swelled into deep, low notes she is my life She means everything the beginning and the end I shall fight on and on until she is mineMem Every woman ought to see a man in several circumstances before she accepts him as a husband 1 In his own home 2 With his dependents With children and old people With his best friend 3 When he is angry 4 Tried by the money test 5 Flirted with by a woman prettier than herself

  5. says:

    Really two and a half stars The plot is a bit muddled at the beginning, but it does all fall into place I m still not sure that a disguise was needed in order to help the families at the apartment building It just seemed unrealistic I did enjoy the romantic aspects of the story, though An ok read, but nothing special.

  6. says:

    Dnf I wasn t sure about this book It has a lot of good reviews but the plot didn t really appeal to me Turns out my instincts were right this time The book probably improves, but the first chapter was too torturous to finish.

  7. says:

    I found this audiobook by chance I really loved the voice of the reader The time period is one I enjoy learning about, and it is a lifestyle that even though at times repressive, also gentile, simple and refined All time periods have their problems, but I find that the manners of that time were kinder, in many ways.

  8. says:

    The reader figures out from only a couple chapters in what is going to happen But the story, written in the first person, leads one through scene after scene that evokes a chuckle and a smile at the blindness of the main character What a fun book

  9. says:

    What an enjoyable read I am truly hooked on these historical fiction classics Audio is wonderful, when the right reader is used.

  10. says:

    This is such a sweet little story and I read it about 8 years ago It has everything I like, from a simple, sensible and sometimes innocent heroine to a vivacious and helpful friend with a quaint little village thrown in The book deals with the heroine s first taste of independence, how she savours it in the beginning and then gets flustered when some unexpected things occur There is a fair sprinkling of humour and I enjoyed this strangely satisfying book which brought quite a bit of warmth to This is such a sweet little story and I read it about 8 years ago It has everything I like, from a simple, sensible and sometimes innocent heroine to a vivacious and helpful friend with a quaint little village thrown in The book deals with the heroine s first taste of independence, how she savours it in the beginning and then gets flustered when some unexpected things occur There is a fair sprinkling of humour and I enjoyed this strangely satisfying book which brought quite a bit of warmth to my heart

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