The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm
Publish date: May 10th 2007
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
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.