Book Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Last time I wrote about Helen Simonson’s novel, The Summer Before the War, in glowing terms. Now I also highly recommend her debut work, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.  The story of the unlikely relationship between a retired British officer and an Indian...

Book Review: The Summer Before the War

Hugh Grange, Beatrice Nash, Aunt Agatha. Bettina Fothergill, Mrs. Turber, Mr. Tillingham and Mr. Dimbly. Snout. How can names like these not intrigue us? They do, and the marvelous news is there are not only plenty more, but each one of these names is a totally...

Book Review: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Last month I reviewed Mary McAuliffe’s When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker and Their Friends. Hemingway was working on The Sun Also Rises during that period, traveling to Spain and attending bullfights,...

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