Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 25, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

VICTORIA the QUEEN : Guest Post by Elizabeth Colton Walls

Book Title: Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of The Woman Who Ruled an Empire

“Have you been watching Victoria on PBS? Swoon. I hear The Crown on Netflix is fabulous too,” my friend Sara Bhatia emailed recently. I’ve heard the same! Today, Elizabeth Colton Walls regales us with the life and times of Queen Victoria – prompted by Julia Baird’s new biography Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire. From Elizabeth: Don’t let the frumpy photos fool …

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December 15, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Royals and Renegades: Top Biographies 2015

My friend Elizabeth Colton Walls can be counted on for exceptionally good recommendations, and today she regales us with reviews of four top biographies. From Elizabeth: Every life has a story, but let’s face it, some lives are more interesting than others!  In particular, the lives of royals and renegades make especially good biographies.  Here are four of my favorites: Being a Bassett of Bassett furniture …

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January 8, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Book Club Hits and Misses: Guest Post by Elizabeth Colton Walls

Friend of Bacon Elizabeth Colton Walls is a Nashville gal with New York style – and New York fever!  She lived there for 20 years, and it’s not quite out of her system.  She’s been twice this fall and especially enjoyed the play Disgraced, by Ayad Ashktar, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize; the Henry Matisse Cutouts exhibit at MOMA; and a nostalgic trip to the Union Square …

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June 13, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Elizabeth Colton Walls on Murder Mysteries Around the Globe

Book Titles: Vish Puri Mystery series, Quirke novels, Chief Inspector Gamache novels, Inspector Irene Huss series, Maisie Dobbs novels

Elizabeth Colton Walls has a quick wit, a ready smile, and encyclopedic knowledge of both Nashville and New York City.  She grew up here – part of the illustrious Colton clan – but lived in the City for 20 years before returning home.  If you ever want to know what’s playing in New York or what exhibit to see, there is no better source!  Right now, …

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