Tag Archives: 1930s

Goodbye to Berlin, by Christopher Isherwood (1939)

          Somehow, World War Two has unintentionally become a theme this summer: after The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Novel in the Viola, I found myself reading Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. I had … 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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A Plot in a Shoebox

     About a month and a half ago, I was reading The Debutante, by Kathleen Tessaro. It’s a mystery story, about two people who are sent to catalogue the contents of an old English house after the owner’s death and … Continue reading

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