It’s the season to snuggle up with a great book and Notes of November glowing beside you
The Classic — Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
Nancy Mitford’s writing brims with irrepressible delight. This funny, subversive book is a companion to The Pursuit of Love. Filled with grandeur and glitter, romance, and rebellion, it is the story of beautiful 1940s debutante Polly Hampton as related by her friend and distant relation, Fanny. It’s a thoroughly comforting read.
The Romance —Happy All The Time by Laurie Colwin
A charming, joyful romantic comedy, this book is an underappreciated gem. It’s the story of Guido, his cousin Vincent, and their respective love affairs with precise Holly and enigmatic Misty. A deceptively light book that explores love in all its inexplicable and complicated glory, this is a wonderfully relaxing read.
The Mystery — The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex
Inspired by the real-life disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote Scottish rock light, this is a salt-infused mystery set in a remote lighthouse off the coast of Cornwall. It’s a swirling tale of the sea and of the borderline between memory and madness, where tricks of the mind meet ghostly happenings. Evocative, puzzling and filled with secrets, it is a gripping read.
Laura Pashby is the author of Little Stories of Your Life, a book about the beauty of ordinary days, and the magic that we find when we pay attention to the details of our lives. It’s full of creative exercises that will inspire you to pick up your camera and pen. LauraPashby.com
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