Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Seattle Times finds THE GREAT SILENCE by Juliet Nicolson "a pearl of anecdotal history"

We just discovered a wonderful Seattle Times review from early June of Juliet's new book THE GREAT SILENCE:  1918-1920 Living in the Shadow of the Great War, her first being THE PERFECT SUMMER: England 1911, Just Before the Storm, which Publishers Weekly called a "delightfully gossipy yet substantial slice of social history."  The agency represents Juliet in collaboration with Ed Victor Ltd.

Ellen Emry Heltzel writes:  A pearl of anecdotal history, "The Great Silence" is a satisfying companion to major studies of World War I and its aftermath. Its psychological profile of a country in mourning is imperfect and patchwork.

Yet, as Nicolson proceeds through the familiar stages of grief — denial, anger and acceptance — she gives you a deeper understanding of not only this brief period, but also how war's sacrifices don't end after the fighting stops.