Sunday, 22 August 2010

A Movie, A Book and Summer Holidays

The Movie

We just watched Lost in Austen, a delightfully whimsical remix of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. More good British drama. No language. Marriage is promoted (although not always for the right reasons). No gratuitous sex (although Amanda Price, the twenty-first century character, confesses to D'arcy that she lived with her boy friend for a year—which got her precisely nowhere).

The Book

I'm on to The Silver Chair, number seven in The Chronicles of Narnia. I love the way Lewis has Aslan confront and even allow the characters to suffer for their selfish failures while loving them.

The Summer Holidays

…are coming to an end for another year. A week early. Not to worry.