?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
05 June 2013 @ 02:57 pm
[Book Note] Jessica Mitford: Hons and Rebels  
Just briefly:

Hons and Rebels
caught my attention mostly due to a review regarding its newly published German language edition.While I'm sure to have heard of Jessica Mitford before (journalist and civil rights activist, self-proclaimed 'red sheep' in a somewhat notorious and bizarre, Hitler-supporting conservative  British upper class family), I had no idea Mitford's childhood memoir, telling the story of her own emancipation from the confinements of family and class  would turn out such stunning reading material.

This entry was originally posted at http://bimo.dreamwidth.org/60298.html. Comment there or here, as you like. I'd be glad to reply to your comments over on DW.
Tags:
 
 
 
diotimah on June 18th, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
I *have* to read this. Have wanted to for ages, in fact, ever since reading a biography of the whole Mitford family, and later a weighty volume with the sisters' correspondence, spanning almost 80 years. If you haven't done so already, check out Nancy's novels, witty, perceptive portraits of the English aristocracy.
Bimo: Best_of_Timelordsbimo on June 19th, 2013 08:15 am (UTC)
I haven't managed to check out Nancy's novels yet (always so many interesting books and so little time ;-)) but I'm planning to do so during the summer holidays. Cavendish and I are going to St. Ives, by the way.

As for Hons and Rebels: Witty and immediately capturing, and also a surprisingly quick read. The kind of book that's easy so squeeze in between. Just go for it, I would say. :-)
diotimah on June 21st, 2013 06:44 am (UTC)
Nancy's novels are indeed perfect summer reading. Like a refreshing breeze.;) And St Ives - how beautiful (and suitable artsy;) ). Have a wonderful time - and show us some pics.:)


As for Hons and Rebels: Witty and immediately capturing, and also a surprisingly quick read. The kind of book that's easy so squeeze in between. Just go for it, I would say. :-)

Definitely.:)