Today’s review of the FRENCH CONCESSION by Xiao Bai comes from the mind of my guest reviewer, and husband, Don Desbiens. It’s about Shanghai in the 1930s: a fascinating and, apparently frightening, place.
A translation of Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel, “The Enchanted April,” from Edwardian England and Italy to modern day Maine.
A present day women with an uncanny ability to decode ciphers decodes and translates the diary of a woman who is a part of the 18th century Jacobite families in exile in France.
by fangswandsfairy • Audio, Book Review Fiction, historic elements, Literary Fiction • Tags: BBC, Emma Fielding, Literary Fiction, London, Mod, Nick Hornby, Penguin Audio, Swinging Sixties, Television
The story of a young woman trying to break into comedy but without a clue. Her whole life changes when she moves to London and learns it’s about talent and being in the right place at the right time.