The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm
Publish date: May 10th 2007
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
This is book 3 in my 2018 NF project, so I'm good to go until the end of April. I have also started A World Undone, and have more than two full months to finish it before worrying about May. That's just housekeeping, though, and has little do with The Perfect Summer. Overall, this one wasn't as en...
Edwardian England is my favorite time period: before the upheaval and tragedy of the first WW, but with enough elements of modern life to make it imaginable. Nicolson does a lovely job of letting us in to the lives of a few Edwardian notables, writers, artists, politicians, and activists in that mag...
I really wanted to like this. I should've liked it. But I just couldn't. I didn't care for the writing or the transitions between topics. Things that should've been interesting just weren't. I'm still glad I read it because there was good, new-to-me, information in it, but I just didn't really ...
A fun read set in England just before WWI. There was so much that interested me--young Winston Churchill, King Edward and his reluctant queen, etc--that the to-be-read pile by my bed got bigger and bigger the farther I got into the book.