Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book Review: Love's Civil War by Victoria Glendinning


As soon as I started reading the back cover of this book I just had to have it.  Love's Civil War contains the letters and diaries of Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen and Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie.  They meet and fall in love.  She is married.  

The front cover says "Their obsessional, thirty-year love affair".  Seriously it has to be riveting.  I'm picturing fabulous writing and romance and world travel.

I guess I'm not a fan of epistolary books (I learned about this genre in a coursera.org course) because before the 100th page I put the book back on the shelf and I've never picked it up again.