Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (2006)

          With more than 10 million copies sold worldwide and a $60 million budget Brad Pitt-produced movie adaptation, I don’t think it’s necessary anymore to present Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything. I saw … Continue reading

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Wait for Me! by Deborah Mitford (2010)

          My interest in the Mitford family is fairly recent and can be traced back to the day I first watched the wonderful BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate. Nancy’s portrayal of her family is … Continue reading

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Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes (1996)

     Shall I confess it? I saw the movie long before I read the book. Indeed, it was the movie that first brought the book to my attention – until then, I had never heard of Frances Mayes, even though … Continue reading

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The Whispering Gallery, by John Lehmann (1955)

     The Whispering Gallery is the first volume of John Lehmann’s autobiography. For those of you who are not as familiar with the Lehmann clan as I (doing a PhD on the subject does help!), John Lehmann (1907-1987) was the … Continue reading

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