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A Charmed, Comic Circle of Villages Make Up Angela Thirkell's Fictional Countryside.

Book Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews two re-issues from novelist Angela Thirkell, The Headmistress and Growing Up. The publishing company is Moyer Bell. Both books were originally published in the 1940s in Great Britain. Thirkell had a loyal following of readers who in the late 1930s and 40s would set up reading groups called "Thirkell Circles." Thirkell wrote nearly 40 novels.

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Other segments from the episode on November 21, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 21, 1995: Interview with Roger Cohen; Interview with Rosalie Sorrels; Review of Angela Thinkell's novels "The Headmistress" and "Growing Up."

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