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The Leaning Bookshelf

The Leaning Bookshelf

The Leaning Bookshelf

My reading habits are hardly upright, and the bookcase at Tottering Hall happens to be a leaning bookshelf, so herein titled a list of what I currently or most recently have my nose in.

And while I do hate book clubs quite passionately (“my favorite part of the book was…” useless!), I am interested in sharing titles (a two way street!).

The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate
Reason for the rhyme: I came across this title as we were selecting this summer’s book for the Colgate WAC with Professor Maurer, and I chose to read it because… well, it is two novels in one about the Radletts of Alconleigh, an aristocratic English family (referring to themselves and their family secret society, as “Hons”) set in the interwar period. Both novels are semi-auto-biographical, by Nancy Mitford, also wrote biographies of Louis XIV, Madame de Pompadour, Voltaire and Frederick the Great.

The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
Reason for the rhyme: 1) British guys, 2) in Washington, and 3) during the interwar and wartime.


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