Oct 3, 2016

The Gilded Chalet: Off-piste in Literary Switzerland by Padraig Rooney: Mailbox Monday

The Gilded Chalet: Off-piste in Literary Switzerland,  by Padraig Rooney, November 19, 2015.
This is a book to be read at leisure and savored in small bites.

The Gilded ChaletSwitzerland has always provided a refuge for writers attracted to it as an escape from world wars, oppression, tuberculosis - or marriage.

 While often for Swiss writers from Rousseau to Bouvier the country was like a gilded prison or sanatorium. The Romantics, the utopians (Wells, D. H. Lawrence) and other spiritual seekers (Hesse), viewed Switzerland as a land of milk and honey, as nature's paradise. In the twentieth century, spying in neutral Switzerland, spawned espionage and detective fiction from Conan Doyle to Maugham, Fleming, and Le Carré. 

Literary detective work and treasure chest, history and scandal, The Gilded Chalet will make you strap on your skis and come off-piste to find out the real Swiss story.  (publisher)

My Mailbox Monday features a wonderful literary history set in Switzerland!

8 comments:

Tea said...

I'm soooo jealous. This book looks yummy.

bermudaonion said...

I was really excited when this showed up in my mailbox. Enjoy!

Elizabeth said...

This book looks good.

It does look like a book that needs to be savored.

Have a wonderful week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Mary (Bookfan) said...

It's been in a few mailboxes this week. Hope it's a good read!

Suko said...

This sounds wonderful, Harvee. Enjoy!

The Reading Date said...

I hadn't heard of this one before seeing it in mailboxes this week. Looks very tempting! Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

Serena said...

This one sounds wonderful; I saw it on Kathy's blog too!

Terra said...

This book sounds intriguing.

Sunday Salon: Japanese Authors and a Mystery

  Klara and the Sun   by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Klara and the Sun was easy to read for a literary novel of such magnitude and celebrity, I found...