elizabethan era, ernest hemingway, f scott fitzgerald, hadley richardson, historical romance, paris wife, philippa gregory, roaring twenties, testament of youth, the other countess, vera brittain, wideacre, world war one
In which my reading adventures take me to the glamourous speakeasies of Jazz Age Paris, the decadent courts of Elizabethan Era and the war-torn trenches of the First World War.
B O O K S
“The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain (Virago Press)
“The Lacey Chronicles: The Other Countess” by Eve Edwards (Puffin)
“Testament of Youth” by Vera Brittain (Virago Press)
“Wideacre” by Philippa Gregory (HarperTorch)
F I L M S
“Testament of Youth” (2014)
Director: James Kent
Writer: Juliette Towhidi
Production Companies: BBC Films, Heyday Films
Main cast: Alicia Vikander (Vera Brittain), Kit Harington (Roland Leighton), Emily Watson (Mrs Brittain), Hayley Atwell (Hope), Colin Morgan (Victor Richardson), Taron Egerton (Edward Brittain), Anna Chancellor (Mrs Leighton), Dominic West (Mr Brittain), Miranda Richardson (Miss Lorimer).
Key words: ernest hemmingway, hadley richardson, f scott fitzgerald, zelda fitzgerald, elizabeth I, great war, roaring twenties, historical romance, family saga, eighteenth century
In which Emily dishes her thoughts on her contemporary reads for the month(s) and shows you around her New York hotel.
Sam’s channel (Novels and Nonsense)
B O O K S
“Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination” by JK Rowling (Little, Brown and Company)
“The Opposite of Loneliness” by Marina Keegan (Simon and Schuster UK)
“P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han (Scholastic)
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by Mark Haddon (Vintage)
Key words: graduation, harvard, harry potter, to all the boys ive loved before, contemporary young adult, romance, coming of age, autism