A beautiful historical novel by a criminally under-read female writer. Published in 1948, Warner’s invented history of a Norfolk convent from 1170 to 1382 is a real masterpiece. A vivid and slippery account of the action of time.
The second instalment of period pleasures in the 1920s. The first was ‘The Mitford Murders’; this time we share the company of the hedonistic Bright Young Things. Bohemian aristocrats, extravagant treasure hunts, tabloids and murder.