Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Deliciously Spiteful Aristocratic Family For Fans of ‘Downton Abbey’

Off the Shelf
By Julia Gregson    |   Wednesday, November 09, 2016
When I first discovered Molly Keane a few years ago, it felt like meeting a hilarious, deliciously spiteful, and observant new friend for the first time. Her humor is so sly, her characterizations merciless. In her naughtiness, she reminded me of a kind of adult Roald Dahl, but she is also a poet at heart. Elegant and allusive, few writers I know can evoke the agonies of snobbery, or of a broken heart, or the atmosphere, smell, and character of a room as she can, or the beauty of the Irish countryside at dawn. READ MORE

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