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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

Sara & Gerald: Villa America and After

Sara & Gerald: Villa America and After - Honoria Murphy Donnelly This was the beginning of my love of the 1920s and 30s expatriate life and of the idea of hospitality. In fact, because of this book, my college art portfolio was based on the theme of hospitality. Gerald was a talented artist in his own right and it's a pity he's not more famous. Sara was a flame that drew writers and artists of that period like moths. Written by their daughter, it reads like an homage. I'm interesed in other biographies of Sara and Gerald and it looks like there are some now.