Thursday, 7 April 2016
Reading the Morlands #8 "The Maiden", pt 1
Where I'm up to right now: Jemima Morland has been introduced - I know from looking at the blurbs of other books that she's the next key character: she at least gets the next book, although I don't think she's quite the next Annunciata. Annunciata's granddaughter Mary-Lousie is a spoiled pain in the neck, and I feel so awful for the misunderstandings that have simply plagued the relationship of Jemmy and Lady Mary Holles. I so wanted Jemmy and Mary to have a good marriage, and although the hideous Lady Derby has finally been dismissed, the damage has been done, and I'm terribly sad about it.
I will say I'm wondering what ever happened to the American Morlands - there's been nothing about them in the last few books. And from where we last left them, they may well have died. But I hope they'll be back as we get into the rule of George III (and if I've been uncomfortable with being a Protestant reading a very pro-Catholic story, imagine me reading about the American Revolution from the British side. There will be a great deal of singing of "Hamilton" lyrics as I read, I imagine.)