Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously, and a good laugh is in order. Helen Macdonald, author of “H is for Hawk” – a book on my wait list at the library – mentioned authors and genre (mystery) she enjoys in the New York Times “By the Book” interview. When she cited Steve Delaney’s hilarious mock autobiography Through It All I’ve Always Laughed, I downloaded a copy on Audible.
Delaney assumes the voice of Count Arthur Strong in this funny fake autobiography. His British accent and the droll view of his life have been leaving me with a chuckle every night as I listen to a chapter before I go to bed.
Other books Macdonald recommends:
- Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
- Pack My Bag by Henry Green
- The Once and Future King by T.H. White
- And …the complete set of Smiley novels with master spy George Smiley by John le Carré