HotELbow

I am pleased to report that Elizabeth Bowen’s first novel THE HOTEL contained 19 separate references to elbows.

(The elbow counts of all Bowen novels shown below.)

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  • The Hotel (1927) 19
  • The Last September (1929) 14
  • Friends and Relations (1931) 7
  • To the North (1932) 15
  • The House in Paris (1935) 15
  • The Death of the Heart (1938) 38
  • The Heat of the Day (1949) 29
  • A World of Love (1955) 11
  • The Little Girls (1964) 15
  • Eva Trout (1968) 10

The elbow counts include elbow, elbows and one elbowing!


All my Bowen story reviews: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/31260-2/

Wake the Elbow: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2021/11/23/wake-the-elbow/

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