Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm, by Juliet Nicolson
Interesting but fragmented social history of pre-WWI England. Nicolson, as the grand-daughter of Vita Sackville-West, has so many anecdotes thrust into the book that it was hard to follow as a cohesive whole, but some bits were certainly memorable.
This is a log of what books I've been reading and movies I've been watching. Comments are welcome!
One explanation seems necessary - the phrase "Life-Changing Fiction" is not in any way an endorsement of those books- in fact, I think those books are Awful, and want that to be clear. "Life-Changing Fiction", as a phrase, has been trademarked, absurdly, by the "Christian fiction" writer Karen Kingsbury, and that is Just Not Right. Aside from being ridiculous, it just sheds light on the hypocrisy of the writer. What would Jesus copyright?