Friday, January 29, 2010

Honor Blackman's 6 best books

Honor Blackman is best-known as Cathy Gale in The Avengers and Pussy Galore in the James Bond movie, Goldfinger.

For the Daily Express, she named her six best books. One title on the list:
The Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton

I love Wharton’s writing and this book fully portrays the difficulties some women faced when conducting any kind of love life in the 19th century. Women had such a tough time because there were so many restrictions and Wharton highlights these difficulties so well in this sexy, powerful story set in 1870s New York.
Read about the other books on Blackman's list.

The Age of Innocence also appears on Frances Kiernan's five best list of books that helped her understand the ways of New York society and David Kamp's list of six books that are notable for their food prose.

--Marshal Zeringue