Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The English socialite Idina Sackville was the icon of the Bright Young Things of the 1920s and ‘30s. Her charm and flair for flouting convention inspired writers and artists, as she married five husbands and moved to Africa. Sackville’s biography by her great-granddaughter Frances Osborne is called The Bolter. This San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year is out in paperback. Then, our resident folklorists from the Library of Congress present, “For, By, and About Children.” Nancy Groce and Stephen Winick share material performed by children, a few ancient ballads about children, and some lovely lullabies and counting songs intended for children.