24 Following

Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

Currently reading

A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
The Woman Before Wallis: Prince Edward, the Parisian Courtesan, and the Perfect Murder - Andrew  Rose I skimmed a lot, as I already knew quite a bit about Prince Edward. This is a story of repulsive, spoiled people whose lives revolve around money and status and their own needs. I thought Marguerite Meller, a woman from a poor background doing her best to use her looks and large personality to land man with lots of money, was somewhat interesting. She certainly knew how to party, and how to hook and reel in a man. Women in those times had few other options. All in all though, I found the constant fights, blackmail, drinking, debauchery, and self-pity boring. I didn't give a damn about any one of them.