Elizabeth Taylor: Palladian (A Virago Modern Classic)

2014-03-17T13:24:00-05:00

If it had only been made into a film, I'm convinced that Elizabeth Taylor's Palladian would enjoy the same public flourishes of devotion that Stella Gibbons' Cold Comfort Farm can claim. Both novels are so bookishly satirical that we bookish folks have to squint to see the satire. But where

Elizabeth Taylor: Palladian (A Virago Modern Classic)2014-03-17T13:24:00-05:00

Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Goes on Board (1946)

2014-03-14T19:52:18-05:00

Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Goes on Board (1946) Trans. Florence Laborn Illus. Louis S. Glanzman Viking Press, 1957 Here’s how our heroine introduces herself: “My name’s Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim’s Daughter Longstocking, daughter of Captain Edraim Longstocking, formerly the Terror of the Sea, now a cannibal King. But everybody calls me Pippi.”

Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Goes on Board (1946)2014-03-14T19:52:18-05:00

To Bed with Grand Music, Persephone #86 (1946)

2014-02-27T19:38:19-05:00

1946; Persephone Books, 2009 The novel opens with Mrs. Deborah Robertson in bed with her husband; they are saying goodbye to one another before Graham goes overseas. War work: it's not the worst option, as Graham reminds Deborah; he will be relatively safe, as will she, living at

To Bed with Grand Music, Persephone #86 (1946)2014-02-27T19:38:19-05:00
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