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Thomas Hardy - which is your favourite novel?

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MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Thu 21-Feb-13 15:31:20

Just that, really. I'm aiming to re-read them all over the next year or so, can't decide which I love best, possibly The Woodlanders or Far From The Madding Crowd.

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Sun 07-Apr-13 17:50:50

LindaMcCartneySausage started reading the Tomalin biography yesterday and am really enjoying it. A totally different view to Robert Gittings. Thank you for the recommendation.

Sybilvimes Sun 07-Apr-13 17:57:02

Definitely Return of the Native. I studied it at a level many many decades ago and I still remember many of the quotes.

Eustasia Vye is a cracking heroine, so much more interesting than poor old Tess. I loved his descriptions of her -

"Her presence brought memories of such things as Bourbon roses, rubies, and tropical midnight"

Sadly not something anyone has ever been able to say of me sad

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