Setting Archive : 1930s

(I try to break stuff down by place and time. Doesnt always work but there you go)

To kill a mockingbird [based on the book]
To kill a mockingbird dir. by Robert Mulligan

In a small town in Alabama in the 1930′s Atticus Finch is working hard to raise his two children; his […]

Made for each other
Made for each other dir. John Cromwell

Up and coming lawyer John Mason has just returned from taking a deposition in Boston. But work wasn’t all that […]

The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the […]

Address Unknown
Address Unknown by Kressman Taylor

Reread for my book club. And on second read it is just as powerful, if not more so than on […]

Light in August
Light in August by William Faulkner

Lena Grove is looking for her man. The father of her unborn child. He told her that he’d go ahead, […]

What Doctor Gottlieb saw
What Doctor Gottlieb saw by Ian Tregillis

the Little Red Reviewer posted her review of Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis today and in it mentioned this short […]

Silverfin
SilverFin

Book 1 in the Young Bond series. James Bond has just started Eaton College. It’s a huge change, so many […]

Rin Tin Tin
Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean

The life and legend of the world’s most famous dog While serving during World War I serviceman Lee Duncan came […]

The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary

I recently posted a link to some of the nebula nominees that are available to read online. And today I […]

I capture the castle
I capture the castle by Dodie Smith

I capture the castle

Cassandra Mortmain’s father is a famous writer; unfortunatley he has been suffering from writer’s block for years. Her mother is dead, but she has a lovely stepmother now in Topaz. She also has a younger brother Thomas, and and older sister, Rose. And then there is Stephen, who has grown up with them, not forgetting the dog Heloise and the cat Abelard. They live in a ruin of a castle in England, and have no income. Which means no money for clothes, repairs, rent, or food. They have sold everything worth selling. And then the two Cotton brothers arrive on the scene.

The King’s Speech

The wireless changed a great many things. Before, all that was required of a monarch was that he look the […]

When we were orphans

ISBN: 057120516x ; Other Reviews The narrator of this book, Christopher Banks, is a renowned detective in the 1930′s. One […]