Thursday, January 12, 2012

If you like Downton Abbey, Part II

Yesterday the New York times published their own Downton Abbey inspired book list. They also recommended Nancy Mitford, which I did in my original post earlier this week. What I didn't know is that Julian Fellowes had anything to do with Downton Abbey. I've had all of his books on my wishlist for ages and now am dying to read one of them next! Plus I like that Wade Davis was recommended. I just got his book The Serpent and the Rainbow for my elective class on zombies.

Anyway, it's a good article. Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. From my dad:

    "Certainly my favorite area of reading defined by my ongoing bookstore visits & 'Country Life' subscription!
    One fun literary comment: in the combined-into-one-volume trilogy, 'Lark Rise to Candleford,' Flora Thompson echoes your recommendation by having her fictional stand-in Laura read Elizabeth Gaiskells' 'Cranford!'
    Another leads to my recommendation as the best novelistic rendition of the era. One of the dominant voices in any of the many 'war poet' anthologies is Siegfried Sassoon. His Sherston trilogy, in particular vol one, 'Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man,' is the classic of that era. In fact, all six books in his two trilogies (one fictionalized and one actual autobiography) are wonderful.
    Also, forward from 'The Childrens' Book,' which I read on your earlier recommendation and loved, a reader could explore the real world of Bloomsbury-scented bohemia in any of the works of Vanessa Bells' son Quentins' memories of that fabled time. Those are all good reading."