On the Shelf
Dahl, Maps, The Royal Tenenbaums
August 14, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The new Vogue features contemporary authors as members of Edith Wharton’s circle and was shot at the Mount. Look for Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Junot Díaz as Henry James, Morton Fullerton, and Walter Van Rensselaer Berry. (Wharton herself is played by model Natalia Vodianova.)
Essential cartography books.
Bookshelf of the day: a literary staircase.
The hundred best-selling British books of all time. (The usual suspects, plus Eats, Shoots and Leaves.)
The books from The Royal Tenenbaums, actualized.
“For material things, we were fortunate, but it was not a happy beginning to my life.” Tessa Dahl talks about the difficulties of growing up with her famous father. Perhaps sensationalism is no shock in The Daily Mail, but we defy you not to be taken aback by Roald’s penchant for home-medicating his children.