Apologies for the long weekly reading round-up hiatus! I was off in Scotland with limited internet access– and weekly reading round-up is particularly resistant to pre-programming since I never do know what I’m going to read until I read it.
This week, I’ve been reading through all my old Angela Thirkell novels. For those who haven’t encountered Thirkell, she writes novels of village life in the 1930s. I think of her as a female P.G. Wodehouse or a more optimistic Nancy Mitford. Everyone gets gently satirized, but everything turns out well in the end. There’s more than a bit of Cold Comfort Farm in her books.
My favorites have always been The Brandons (my very first Thirkell), August Folly, and Wild Strawberries. They all depict a gentle, leisured, rural world, so very different from our own, peopled with delightfully dotty characters.
What have you been reading?