I know I've mentioned George Holt's memoir, The Big House, before. I enjoyed the book thoroughly for the reasons I noted in that post. I knew I would read it again; it's that kind of good. (I have about a dozen books that are top-drawer and sturdy enough for many repetitions.) I wanted to revisit the Big House, and when we moved here to the ocean, I knew it was time.
Here's a photo, lifted from the blog of one of the family. You can read the post here. I love the description of the family members. They sound fascinating!
I contemplated writing out definitions for you, but that's not necessary. Don't they sound delicious? So varied, so unique. This list comes from only 10 pages, early in the book. How many more fun, zippy mots justes will I enjoy? This anticipation makes opening his book each evening pure happiness.
I just looked up "pentimento." Now that's a fun word!