I’ve been on something of a Roaring Twenties kick.
— Kate Morton, The House at Riverton
A graceful and elegant book that sways gently between the 1910’s and 20’s and the 1990’s. It reminded me, in the best of all possible ways, of “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “Remains of the Day”.
— Nancy Mitford, Wigs on the Green
In keeping with the Bright Young Things theme…. I’ve always been a huge fan of Nancy Mitford’s sharp-edged send-ups of life in the 30’s and 40’s and was thrilled to find that the book she refused to allow reprinted is finally back on the shelves. In this one, she mocks the British fascist movement, aka the “Jackshirts”.
— Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love
Once you pop, you can’t stop. After reading “Wigs on the Green”, I had to go back to Mitford’s classic tale of life and love in 1930’s and 40’s England.
— Frances Osborne, The Bolter
The remarkable true story of Idina Sackville, who partied her way from London to Kenya, acquiring and disposing of five husbands along the way.
What have you been reading?