Archives by Tag 'Germany'

Review: ‘Elizabeth and her German Garden’ by Elizabeth von Arnim

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I very rarely plan what I’m going to read ahead of time, preferring to pick books from my shelves as the mood takes me, so it’s even more surprising when literary serendipity strikes.  I really enjoy suddenly discovering that the book I’m reading is set in a place that I’ve just visited, references a book [...]

Review: ‘The Lieutenant’s Lover’ by Harry Bingham

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, December 10, 2010

Title: The Lieutenant’s Lover Author: Harry Bingham Published: Harper, 2006, pp. 442.  Originally published 2006 Blurb: Misha is an aristocratic young officer in the army when the Russian revolution sweeps away all his certainties.  Tonya is a nurse from an impoverished family in St Petersburg.  They should have been bitter enemies; and yet they fall [...]