#31- Biography. ‘The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters’ by Sam Kashner & Nancy Schoenberger, 2018.
“…The beautiful Bouvier girls- Jacqueline Lee and Caroline Lee- were bred to dazzle…”
“The great irony of their lives is that fate handed shy, introverted Jackie a role on the world stage- for much of her adult lifetime she was arguably the most famous and admired woman in the world- and Lee, who longed to shine was handed the lesser role of lady-in-waiting…”
…’‘Farm From Home‘ by Amanda Brooks, 2018.
To kick off a new year here on Nibs, I decided to do an online magazine called ‘Country Mouse.’ This is to be the first of four seasonal issues. Curious about what’s inside? Here’s a peek.
(Cover, leaves and design photos – Martha Browne)
#30- Books & Interiors. ‘Decorating A Room Of One’s Own- Conversations on Interior Design with Literary Notables’ by Susan Harlan, 2018.
“…A Chat With Miss Havisham (from the book ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens)- I like large rooms lighted with wax candles, long and mysterious passageways, and dust. No Swiffering for me. I say, let it pile up. Sometimes I light a fire in the grate, just to fill the home with smoke like a marsh mist. I prefer to surround myself with pale, destroyed objects that hint at heartbreak and despair…”
(Photo- BBC 2011 drama of ‘Great Expectations.’)
“…But luxury has never appealed to me. I like simple things. Books, being alone or with somebody who understands…”– Daphne du Maurier, author & playwright.