Monday, May 09, 2011

Hello There

Thanks so much for stumbling upon my blog! However, I feel I should inform you that due to full-time work, writing, and other commitments, I've switched over to Tumblr. Please bookmark me at, or visit my website,


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jessica Mitford

This is Jessica Mitford. If you don't know who she is, you should read Leslie Brody's biography, Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford, which I reviewed for Bookforum.

(you have to sign in, but it's free! also bookforum is great!)

(i am seriously thinking of switching to Tumblr, you guys)

Apparently J.K. Rowling considers herself to be most influenced by Jessica Mitford. Fascinating, huh? So much so that she named her daughter after her. Pretty nice name!

If you're interested in more about the Mitfords, or the Mitford sisters, there are Jessica's letters, Unity's biography, or many many books by Nancy and Jessica. So have at it!

Friday, September 03, 2010

auf Wierdersehen!

Dear Readers,

I'm off to Berlin on Sunday for ten whole days. It's my first vacation in two years, and I'm very excited about it. In my mind, the Berlin I know is the Berlin of the movies. I think I'll have to realize that the war's been over for a while and that Berlin, like New York, is a city that constantly changes. If you have any last minute recommendations about where to go or what to eat, please let me know in the comments. I'll be back with a fat post and pictures!

auf Wierdersehen meine mieze!


Fraulein Jessica