ACCENT: THE HOTEL ON THE PLACE VENDOME

This is a must-read across the board, but especially for history enthusiasts.  It’s one of those topics that everyone has vaguely heard of but when you start delving into the details that you realize just how entangled and incredibly interesting it is. The Hôtel Ritz was always *the* place in Paris.  Once the Nazi Occupation…

REVIEW: MAD WORLD by Paula Byrne

Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead “Thorough” is the first word I would use to describe this biography.  Intense, assured, incisive. America had Hemingway and Fitzgerald, while England had Waugh and Wodehouse.   Wodehouse found the whole scene rather silly and made hysterical fun of it.  Waugh, on the other hand, had a more…

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