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Greenery StreetEls and books Mackail gave up writing when his wife died prematurely If Greenery Street is anything to go by that is such a shame Greenery Street is an account of the domestic preoccupations and foibles of Felicity and Ian Foster as they settle down to life together in their first ever home 23 Greenery Street London We learn amongst other things about Felicity s inability to spend within the couple s means Ian s inability to come to terms with his wife s wish to have children and the s means Ian s inability to come to terms with his wife s wish to have children and the s whirlwind romance and the reaction to it of Felicity s parents Mackail s writing and characterisation are first rate I particularly liked the depiction of the oh so English clenched head in the sand behaviour of Felicity s father When confronted by any sort of emotional crisis he tries to avoid dealing with it by complaining that he has flu and taking to his sick bed Greenery Street is not major literature It s a miniature in the same way that the Mapp and Lucia stories of EF Benson and the Anglo Catholic comedies of Barbara Pym are Although it features an upper middle class couple who have servants it s essentially a chronicle of the ordinariness the frustrations and the comedy of everyday life Like Benson and Pym Mackail writes with warmth subtlety and humour Greenery Street is a very good novel 910 Greenery Street is the account of a young couple s first year of marriage in 1920s London PG Wodehouse described this 1925 novel as so good that it makes one feel that it s the only possible way of writing a book to take an ordinary couple and just tell the reader all about them I couldn t agree I found the book utterly charming and Ian and Felicity are adorable and so true to life What is so appealing about the book is how normal they both are and how they behave as any of one us wouldThey fight they make up they get involved in other people s business the. Ouching description of a young couple's first year together in London but it is also a homage something rare in fiction to happy married lifeIan and Felicity Foster are shown as they arrive at 23 Greenery Street an undisguised and still.

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Y scrutinise the next door neigbours they try to sack the maid they lose money they sell antiue heirlooms and they do all this lose money they sell antiue heirlooms and they do all this their beloved dog Ajax in tow it reminds me a bit of Nick and Nora s dog Asta in The Thin Man I thoroughly enjoyed this I don t think I have read a single bad Persephone book yetVery sad "that Denis Mackail s work is so unknown he had a real talent for writing I loved the drollness of this "Denis Mackail s work is so unknown he had a real talent for writing I loved the drollness of this about a young couple in their first year of marriage It is perhaps the Most Charming Of All charming of all charming British novels I ve read this year Denis Mackail s Greenery Street 1925 brings something a little different to the female dominated Persephone list in that is one of the few novels they have chosen to publish which was penned by a man I new nothing about Mackail before I began to read not even that he was the brother of celebrated author Angela Thirkell whose works are currently being reprinted by Virago but the introduction was fascinating and I was left with the impression that he was a man I would have enjoyed spending time in the company of He sounds like an awfully humble fellow of his writing he said I was just trying to tell stories to get bits of life on to paper and I suppose to express myself Where does all that gaiety and The Port k So evocative of the 1920 sWe follow Ian and Felicity in their first year of marriage living in Greenery StreetI loved it and hadn t realised that Denis Macckail was Angela Thirkell s brotherAnother favourite author of mine It is so refreshing to read about two people a couple who like each other Who actually like spending time together And telling each other things This is a lovely a charming book And funny too At first I thought it was going to be a bit gentle and slightly stuffy but then I laughed out loud on page 17 and again on page 26 and then Inew it was going to be alright 35 stars. Unchanged Walpole Street in Chelsea Their uneventful but always interesting everyday life is the main subject of a novel that evokes the charmingly contented and timeless while managing to be both funny and profound about human relations. ,

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This is a story of the first year of married life for a young couple Ian and Felicity and their first home on Greenary Street We read about all their trials and tribulations from learning to manage the household accounts to handling or not difficult servants and how to ask your neighbours to return your things This sounds rather dull but I really enjoyed spending time with these two and was a bit sad to finish the book One to savour What a lovely book I dove into this after becoming depressed by a litany of apocalyptic movie previews How satisfying it was to take a stroll down Greenery Street where everyone is absurdly in love and terribly overdrawn If you re looking for an escape from the gloom of modern life this is a great book for you Denis Mackail s humor isn t as wicked as his sister Angela Thirkell s but it IS NONETHELESS CHARMING AS A HAPPILY MARRIED OLD DAME nonetheless charming As a happily married old dame found this to be highly refreshing took be back to the halcyon days of our honeymoon apartment in Montclair NJ Greenery Street sat patiently on my shelf for a the halcyon days of our honeymoon apartment in Montclair NJ Greenery Street sat patiently on my shelf for a as I saved this Persephone favourite for a time when I was in need of a cosy read and it shone a bright ray of sunshine on a I can t think of many novels that feature a young happily married couple whose relationship stays that way throughout Too often unfaithfulness or some other problem intrudes But that is certainly not the case with this charming amusing and engaging story about the first year of marriage of a young upper middle class couple in London in the 1920s Persephone Books has scored another bullseye with Greenery Street Its author Denis Mackail is a new name to me It s perhaps not surprising that he was such a good writer because he hailed from a literary family His sister was the celebrated novelist Angela Brazil and he was a cousin of Rudyard Kipling After penning a number of apparently well received nov. PG Wodehouse described this novel as 'so good that it makes one feel that it's the only possible way of writing a book to take an ordinary couple and just tell the reader all about them'Greenery Street can be read on two levels it is a