Welcome to part two of our Christmas Reads. I have just heard from one of our wonderful Art Technicians, (a very accomplished artist in her own right), who read an intriguing biography during the Christmas break. Mrs Murray read Sofka Zinovieff’s book The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and me. She writes:
“She [Zinovieff] tells the story of Lord Berners as he composes and carouses with her grandfather, Robert Heber-Percy, in fashionable upper class society between the wars: dying the doves rainbow colours, and horses drinking tea in the sitting room. Cecil Beaton and Evelyn Waugh all pop by regularly for weekend house parties… So entertaining, and such a twist at the end… I do love a biography!”
And this one sounds gripping, one that I will definitely look out for in the bookshops or public library. Rachel Cooke, writing for The Observer on Sunday 19th October 2014 says at the end of her article:
“The result is a book that is unputdownable and – thanks to her publisher – gloriously lavish, something fascinating to gaze at on every page…” Ms Cooke clearly enjoyed the book as well, to read her thoughts on the book, click on the link to The Observer above.