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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford: The Biography

Life in a Cold Climate: A Portrait of a Contradictory Woman - Laura Thompson This biography of Nancy Mitford has a lot of unapologetic speculation--it's interesting, but very opinionated. Many sentences start with some variation of, "Perhaps this is why . . .", and then the author is off, confidently hypothesizing. Reading it has the feel of listening to a smart, lively friend who, though sometimes long winded, is often fascinating, but whose viewpoint you don't entirely trust.