3:0

Nov. 17th, 2006 11:34 pm
Read:
French Women For All Seasons - Mireille Guiliano - finished from yesterday
Unity Mitford: A Quest - David Pryce-Jones - I find the Mitfords fascinating, particularly Nancy and Decca, and seem to be accumulating something of a collection of books by and about them. Unity is possible the most extreme variant of the Mitfords, and the historical aspects of this book add another layer of fascination: details of the appeasement movement etc in the 1930's (my 20th century history knowledge is decidedly patchy)
Hercule Poirot's Christmas - Agatha Christie - to wind down with this evening

Bought:
None. It does happen, sometimes.

Running:
Also none, but I signed up for the London Triathlon today, so that had better change rather quickly.

3:2

Nov. 16th, 2006 11:44 pm
Read:
Murder in the Mews - Agatha Christie (finished from yesterday)
A War Bride's Guide to the USA - Good Housekeeping - another reprint from the 40s; I like the typeface, and the general sense of history with books like these. "Only people with incomes of $5,000 (about £1,250) or more can afford a full-time maid". I'm not quite sure what I was more startled by; the salary needed for a maid, or the $/£ exchange rate.
French Women For All Seasons - Mireille Guiliano - her previous book (French Women Don't Get Fat) amused me, so I picked this one up (the discounted price in Waterstone's didn't hurt). So far, amusing, and the recipes look interesting.

Bought:
A War Bride's Guide to the USA - Good Housekeeping
French Women For All Seasons - Mireille Guiliano

I rather overestimated how much of the Agatha Christie I had left to read, so went hunting for reading material at lunchtime. Didn't intend to buy two ... but so it goes.

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