If you haven’t voted yet for your March book, don’t forget that the poll closes this Sunday, February 26, at 11:59 p.m. ET. (Let’s just hope the Oscars aren’t wrapping up at that hour too; yowzah.) For more on your choices—and then to cast your vote—see below.
The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
This elegiac novel of postwar England is narrated by Stevens, a “perfect” English butler who comes to realize that his decades of devoted service to the far-from-perfect Lord Darlington have come at too high a price.
Love in a Cold Climate, by Nancy Mitford
Set in England between the wars, this romantic comedy follows the travails of Polly Hampton, recently returned from India to find a suitable match in the “cold climate” of English high society.
A Room With a View, by E.M. Forster
When the cosseted young Englishwoman Miss Lucy Honeychurch travels to Florence with her prim chaperone, she meets the entirely unsuitable George Emerson. Meanwhile, her mother has other ideas about suitors for Lucy—namely, the “smotheringly dull” Cecil Vyse back home.
Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons
Gloomy, broken-down Cold Comfort Farm more than lives up to its name. When the newly orphaned, highly educated Londoner Flora Poste arrives in rural Sussex, circa 1930, to live on the farm with her eccentric relatives, nothing will ever be the same in this delightful comic novel.