Sarah's Reviews > The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

The Great Silence by Juliet Nicolson
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
325787
's review
Jun 24, 10

bookshelves: british, historical-nonfic, read-in-2010
Read from June 05 to 24, 2010

This one was a slight disappointment to me after the author's first, The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm, which I loved--but this disappointment has more to do with my comparative lack of excitement subject matter than with the quality of the book. I love the way Nicolson writes social history, stringing together these vignettes about the lives of people famous and ordinary, and coming up with a coherent story and theme. The small details are truly fascinating. But sad, gloomy England after the war didn't exactly offer the same fizzy, frivolous fun as before.
likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Great Silence.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.