Friday, April 5, 2013

Enjoy an Enchanted April

If you enjoy Downton Abbey, come discover The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim.  The author's name may be unfamiliar today, but Elizabeth, Countess Russell, began a highly successful literary career in 1898 and published more than 20 popular books.  She was also a mother of five children, a cousin of Katherine Mansfield, and a lover of H.G. Wells. 

The Enchanted April, first published in 1922, was a best-selling sensation in England and the United States, and has inspired 2 major films and 2 Broadway plays.  Set in England and Italy in the early 1920s, this witty and lyrical novel chronicles the story of four strangers who come together for a holiday in an Italian castle and rediscover themselves.

The novel is available as a free ebook, and hard copies are available at the Avondale circulation desk.  Our screening party is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th at 2:30 p.m., and our discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

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