“The perfect marriage of author and subject” it declares on the cover of my proof copy of this book, and I think that it is in this instance correct. Worsley covers this subject so well, in such detail, in such a readable style, that it is looking like my book of the year. With chapter … More Jane Austen At Home by Lucy Worsley
If the large number of Angela Thirkell novels now in paperback (not enough, Virago!) are a bit confusing, this early book may appeal. It is not the first in the series, but stands alone well (as most of the books do, really) and while it introduces and mentions characters that have a lot of involvement … More Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell and a few words on the new Lucy Worsley
This is a book I have mentioned before, as well as an interesting tv programme. If Walls could Talk – an Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley. Available cheaply in many places, including the wonderous BookPeople, this is a very readable book which goes through the history of each room in the British … More If walls could talk…something for everyone!
So, having been off gallivanting again – this time to Manchester with at least no dramas about returning – I bought far too many books and now feel obliged to write about at least some of them. My Mothering Sunday present from Son Two was If Walls Could Talk by Lucy Worsley. I have started … More South Riding – the real thing