Acquired via BookCrossing 09 Dec 2010 – bookring

A wonderful book – I’m amazed I haven’t read this before, actually.  Columns written for The Times in the late 1930s about family life, with the addition of letters written in the beginning part of WW2.   The pieces are so absolutely beautifully written and observed – I particularly liked the one about the different ways the children opened their Christmas stockings, but every essay has a lovely turn of phrase, a gentle humour or a sharp observation.  An excellent read, and made me want to go back to the Diaries of the Provincial Lady, which are funnier, but have something of the same tone.

I was at the end of this bookring and am allowed to do what I want with it, so do shout if you’d like a read of it and I’ll send it along!