Articles by Honoria St. Cyr
For most of the 20th century, the vivacious, controversial Mitford sisters captivated the imagination of the Western world. In a long-awaited memoir, Deborah Mitford, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the last living Mitford sister, tells her story at last.
The sunlit aesthetics of the Edwardian era have been given a new look in this essay collection, and the consensus leans decidedly toward the darker meanings belying those lovely surfaces
Two books by Jeff Mynott and Colin Tudge explore why it is that birds have such a hold on our hearts. Honoria St. Cyr adds her observations – on the books and on those little marvels around the feeder.
An affection for annotated classics and an abiding love for The Wind in the Willows makes Honoria St. Cyr singularly suited to review the new annotated edition of Kenneth Grahame’s classic, edited by Seth Lerer—she shares her discoveries here
And you thought text-messaging was bad! In the 1920s, the gin-soaked youth movement of the Bright Young People swept through London, making headlines and raising eyebrows. Honoria St. Cyr takes a whirl through D. J. Taylor’s book on the subject and asks: “WTF?”
A comprehensive new theater book, London Stage in the 20th Century, leads Honoria St. Cyr to reminisce on performances magnificent and disastrous staged in the world-famous West End.