If you haven't read The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice, stop reading this and go out and buy it instantly. No, I mean it. It's one of those books I resisted reading because I thought the book couldn't possibly live up to the hype. I was so, so wrong. It is divine. Imagine I Capture the Castle, but with a slightly more sophisticated cast of characters. I actually checked it out of the library to read, but at the end of the first chapter I turned it back in and went to buy my OWN copy because I knew I would want to read it more than once. It is funny and deft and so very British in all the best ways, full of people you wish you actually knew. A word of warning--do not even THINK of trying to travel with this book. I am very certain it is the pernicious sort of novel that would keep you tucked up in bed far too late or so enthralled that you miss your boarding call. Don't say I didn't warn you.