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A Calf for Venus ✶ [BOOKS] ✪ A Calf for Venus By Norah Lofts ❀ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The Coffee House was a warm, brightly lit place The serving girls were pretty and the men who visited the rooms seemed polite enough But still there were whispers, ugly disquieting rumors about what h The Coffee House was a warm, brightly lit place The serving girls were pretty and the men who visited the rooms seemed polite enough But still there were whispers, ugly disquieting rumors about what happened at night when the big oak door was closed The young doctor had never been inside the Coffee House and indeed had no wish to until he met the frail, shabbily dressed girl on the Newmarket coach And when he learned she was joining the girls A Calf PDF/EPUB or who worked in the serving rooms, he decided it was time to visit the strange, secretive house on the other side of the square.


10 thoughts on “A Calf for Venus

  1. Kathleen Mccune Kathleen Mccune says:

    Nora Lofts is an author I have read since I was a child and she is as fresh in my mid life as she was when I was in my 20 sexcept now I get all the innuendos and every word forms the whole which hasmeaning A Calf for Venus is a play on Roman Mythology when nearing the year of 1800 Lady Venus looked down from Mount Olympus and saw the Century of Reason giving way to the Century of Steel and was sad.and Jupiter in empathy sends her down a calf for sacrifice to Bacchus and Marst Nora Lofts is an author I have read since I was a child and she is as fresh in my mid life as she was when I was in my 20 sexcept now I get all the innuendos and every word forms the whole which hasmeaning A Calf for Venus is a play on Roman Mythology when nearing the year of 1800 Lady Venus looked down from Mount Olympus and saw the Century of Reason giving way to the Century of Steel and was sad.and Jupiter in empathy sends her down a calf for sacrifice to Bacchus and Marsthus begins Ms Lofts story of a young apprenticing intern named Dr.Humphrey Shadbolt and his awakening heart to the always present lady in need.As we still find today, a man is twice as likely to fall in love with that woman whom he feels can t live without his assistance, nay, even his every thought and motionand thus, she has himby heart and rarely by mind And as today it rarely truly works out to be the proper match, so in the early 1800 s there was no difference.Though Humphrey has his mentor, Dr.Coppard soon to retire..he hopes and thus twice as interested in Humphrey s future and the Aunt of his intended both working to keep the match hopeless, he nonetheless continues on his hopeless task until


  2. Norma Norma says:

    I think 2.5 stars would be fair The main character, Humphrey, was thick headed and annoying, but the way the book ended redeemed it somewhat The story is of an apprentice doctor Humphrey who falls in love and does ridiculously foolish things in the name of that love that jeopardizes his future career and belittles the sacrifices others made for him to become a doctor.


  3. Serena Vonkchalee Serena Vonkchalee says:

    Found this old, old book on my dad s bookshelf It was an interesting read that I enjoyed the story tried to be mysterious suspenseful, but I didn t find it thrilling or particularly substantial The ending left some to be desired.


  4. E Wilson E Wilson says:

    I can t believe I m giving Norah Lofts a two star rating I normally love her books and have readmost of the ones I ve found, but this one just wasn t as good as what I ve come to expect.Humphrey is an apprentice to a small town doctor He is returning to town after attendinglectures at Cambridge On the coach, he encounters Letty, a young girl traveling to the sametown to live with her aunt Humphrey falls madly in love at first sight The situation iscomplicated because the coffeehouse that L I can t believe I m giving Norah Lofts a two star rating I normally love her books and have readmost of the ones I ve found, but this one just wasn t as good as what I ve come to expect.Humphrey is an apprentice to a small town doctor He is returning to town after attendinglectures at Cambridge On the coach, he encounters Letty, a young girl traveling to the sametown to live with her aunt Humphrey falls madly in love at first sight The situation iscomplicated because the coffeehouse that Letty s Aunt runs has a reputation of beinga house of ill repute although no one has ever been able to prove this.Humphrey behaveslike an adolescent school girl than a young man already practicing inthe medical profession Love is blind, but he blunders around making ridiculous schemes onhow to accomplish his rescue Letty is a vapid character and neither returns Humphrey s fondness nor wants to leave her aunts house Humphrey continues to venture intostupidity and even unlawfulness while assuming thatsomehow Letty with come to love him.The whole ending is rather unbelievable with Humphrey s benefactor putting his neck outto save Humphrey from his stupidity


  5. VerJean VerJean says:

    Read it in 2011, so my memory at beginning of 2013 is dimRead it on recommendation of 80 yr old mother of friends.Set in early 1800 s.Check out descriptions on this site and orto decide if it s for you.I found it an interesting change of pace about older society and the naivete of the un worldly main characters with some intrique and not expected ending.


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