A Window in Thrums

A Window in Thrums

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by J. M. Barrie
     
 

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This novel is one of several by Sir James Matthew Barrie (J. M. Barrie), set in the fictional Scottish village of Thrums. Said to be modelled on Barrie’s own home town, Thurms provides the setting for a tragic novel rich in uncanny details of contemporary Scottish life and interwoven with a sad tale that deeply resonates with the life of the author. A must-read

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This novel is one of several by Sir James Matthew Barrie (J. M. Barrie), set in the fictional Scottish village of Thrums. Said to be modelled on Barrie’s own home town, Thurms provides the setting for a tragic novel rich in uncanny details of contemporary Scottish life and interwoven with a sad tale that deeply resonates with the life of the author. A must-read for fans of Barrie’s work, this haunting novel is more than worthy of a place in any collection. James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best known for his timeless play and children's story, "Peter Pan". Other notable works by this author include: "Licht Idylls" (1889) and "Little Minister" (1891). Originally published in 1889, this vintage book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781523956494
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/09/2016
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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CHAPTER III. PREPARING TO RECEIVE COMPANY. Leeby was at the fire brandering a quarter of steak on the tongs, when the house was flung into consternation by Hendry's casual remark that he had seen Tibbie Mealmaker in the town with her man. " The Lord preserve's !" cried Leeby. Jess looked quickly at the clock. "Halffower!" she said excitedly. " Then it canna be dune," said Leeby, falling despairingly into a chair, " for they may be here ony meenute." " It's most michty," said Jess, turning on her husband, " 'at ye should tak a pleasure in bringin' this hoose to disgrace. Hoo did ye no tell's suner?" " I fair forgot," Hendry answered, " but what's a' yer steer ?" Jess looked at me (she often did this) in a way that meant, " What a man is this I'm tied to!" "Steer!" she exclaimed. " Is't no time we was makkin' a steer ? They'll be in for their tea ony meenute, an' the room no sae muckle as sweepit . Ay, an' me lookin' like a sweep ; an' Tibbie Mealmakcr 'at's sae partikler genteel seein' you sic a sicht as ye are!" Jess shook Hendry out of his chair, while Leeby began to sweep with the one hand, and agitatedly to unbutton her wrapper with the other. " She didna see me," said Hendry, sitting down forlornly on the table. Get aff that table!" cried Jess. " See haud o' the besom," she said to Leeby. " For mercy's sake, mother," said Leeby, " gie yer face a dicht, an' put on a clean mutch." " I'll open the door if they come afore you're ready," said Hendry, as Leeby pushed him against the dresser. " Ye daur to speak aboot openin' the door, an'you sic a mess!" cried Jess, with pins in her mouth. " Havers!" retorted Hendry. " A man canna be aye washin' at 'imsel." Seeing that Hendry was asmuch in the way as myself, I invited him upstai...

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A Window In Thrums 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As the original reviews put it: "In 'A Window in Thrums' the true pathos and sublime of human life, unsung, scarcely wept, but silently honoured, stands first..." "It is a delightful, entirely sympathetic, and loyal description of Scotch village life; of religion, courtship, gossip, and the comedy and the tragedy of the weaving village of Thrums." The usual scanning errors and typos and missing words are even more confusing when the characters are using Scottish dialect, but the story is so touching, amusing, and outright charming, that it's well worth the effort to get through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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