Friday, June 15, 2007

Tina Brown's list

This week at The Week magazine, Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and author of a new biography of Princess Diana, named "some of her favorite recent reads" for "The List."

One of her picks:
Mistress of the Elgin Marbles by Susan Nagel

A highly entertaining biography of the alluring Lady Elgin, whose husband notoriously swiped the legendary sculptures from Athens’ Parthenon and shipped them back to England. Nagel’s heroine belongs to my favorite species of aristocratic women — the fearless, headstrong wanderer.
Read about more of Brown's picks.

--Marshal Zeringue