Sunday, December 12, 2010
The Sunday Salon: December 12
Winter seems to be making its presence known today, if the scenes from around the NFL are any indication. (This is our typical Sunday morning; The Husband and I on our respective laptops here in the family room and football on TV.) No snow here, but we have a rather gray and gloomy kind of day outside. I'm not even going grocery shopping today. We can make do with whatever we have in the pantry and fridge.
In 1837, after years of struggling with alcoholism and depression, the great nature poet John Clare finds himself in High Beach- a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London. It is not long before another famed writer, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and grows entwined in the catastrophic schemes of the hospital's owner, the peculiar Dr. Matthew Allen, his lonely adolescent daughter, and a coterie of mysterious local characters.
It's due back to the library on Saturday with no more renewals left, so this will be one of my books this week.
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