Alexandra Jacobs reviews Katie Roiphe’s latest book, Uncommon Arrangements, in the Observer.
Uncommon Arrangments is colorful, fragrant, auralâ€”rich with the clink of teacups and the â€œlanguid, ineffectual strokes” as Murry paints a cottage (â€œGet it done,” growls house guest Lawrence. Can you imagine?). Itâ€™s kind of like an Edward Gorey cartoon come to life.
While the books sounds fine (FBLA is rather over the Edwardians), Jacobs’ writing is fun to read–refreshing, accurate and tart.