The Only Woman in the Room

When you picture getting an English Literature degree, you probably imagine being nose-deep in books all the time. I took a couple of film classes while obtaining my English Lit degree. Because of the abundance of movies I had to watch for class, I gained an appreciation for black and white films. When I saw a book about Hedy Lamarr, who not only acted in black and white films, but also had a huge impact on communication technology, I was excited.

Abigale Hall

Apparently, every book I read this month is going to have at least a reference to the second World War. This is the second book set (partially) in London directly after World War II (If you missed my Loitering with Intent review, check it out), and H is for Hawk talked a bit about the impact of the war as well.