Wilkie Collins Broke My Heart

I’ve just finished reading Wilkie Collins’ THE WOMAN IN WHITE. I suppose the time will come when I’ll stop singing the title to this tune, which I invite you to enjoy, if you have 10 minutes to spare. It has Edward Everett Horton in it, so that’s a plus.

I posted about one disappointment in the book at Fatal Foodies today. The other, I can only hint at, in case you would like to read the book yourself, which you can do free from Project Gutenberg. I can only say that one of the main characters is named Marian. And now I’m wondering if that’s where the name got into the family.

WRITING PROJECT: What’s the story behind your name? Your main character and/or villain’s name?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Wilkie Collins Broke My Heart

  1. Sherry Chandler

    March 15, 2011 at 12:02pm

    My stars! That dress (those dresses — is it more than one?)

    This must be pre-code.

    Though I did like The Lady in White. Many’s the year ago.

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      Marian Allen

      March 15, 2011 at 1:40pm

      I know! I was so bemused by the grapes on their butts, I almost didn’t even notice anything else. What a crazy-go-nuts ten minutes, eh?

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  2. Gail Baugniet

    March 15, 2011 at 8:40pm

    Hi Marian,

    I came across your blog after signing up for the A-Z Challenge and am now a follower.

    In January, I posted an article on my blog entitled What’s In A Name, which explains my protagonist’s name (I am self-publishing my first novel.)

    If you’re interested, this is the link to the post:

    P.S. My sister’s name is Marian.

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      Marian Allen

      March 15, 2011 at 9:30pm

      Following back! I love your character’s name. And yours. And your sister’s. 🙂 Tell her Aloha for me!

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      Marian Allen

      March 16, 2011 at 4:23pm

      I’ve been singing “The Lady In Red” ever since I started reading The Woman in White. lol!

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