Among the Bloomsbury Group books I was working my way through, Mrs. Tim of the Regiment by D. E. Stevenson was another one I had high hopes for, after picking it up at the library. Unfortunately, it was somewhat boring to me, and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I might.
The book is written in the style of a diary — based on the author’s actual diaries — kept by “Mrs. Tim,” the wife of a military man in the UK. She writes about everyday things, as well as what it’s like being married to the military, so to speak, especially as the family is uprooted and sent to Scotland.
I sometimes like reading about everyday things, but in this case, I wasn’t all that interested, possibly due to the behavior considered normal at that time. Tim doesn’t seem like the nicest of husbands, and is wife seems to cater to his every whim. She is essentially a housewife, but she has hired help to do the cooking and cleaning and raising her children, so I don’t know what she does other than organizing everyone.
Very little seems to happen in the book, aside from some silly drama here and there, but it’s not really that dramatic in and of itself. I read the whole book, and yet I didn’t feel like I got much out of it, so I don’t know that I’d recommend it. (Or, presumably, the other books in the series.)