Reading in bed is…
Helen Fielding reading Pride and Prejudice
Yummy! Sexy uniformed scoundrel vs. deeply feeling real man with hard exterior. Proposal, refusal, a letter; huge house, proposal, ah…(Plus lots of and lots of dancing!!!)
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy reading Bridget Jones’s Diary
Stimulating. Dashing scoundrel or man of oak with deep reserves, like English oak bookcase? No war – both survive. Bridget chooses one, chooses other. (Note to self: cut battles, have Natasha take up smoking? Find out: what are Christmas jumpers, big knickers?)
Jane Austen reading War and Peace
Bad for the eyes. Catch it later on the Drama Channel.
M J Lewis ©2016
We’ve been treated to a BBC version of War and Peace here in the UK on Sunday nights (American actor Paul Dano fantastic as dithering idealist Pierre) and I’m clearly having withdrawal symptoms.
Enjoying Sandra Crook’s photo and running with the possibilities of time travel. Kind of, who would you invite to your dream bookclub: Helen Fielding (creator of Bridget Jones) for Pride and Prejudice; Tolstoy for Bridget Jones’s Diary and Jane Austen for everything else – except don’t forget to get out the best teacups and allow plenty of time to catch up with the gossip with Jane.
(And at the risk of this post rivaling War and Peace in its length, here is a further explanation for those bemused rather than amused.
The first part is Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones’s Diary, reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The second part is Leo Tolstoy reading Bridget Jones’s Diary, which is loosely based on Pride and Prejudice. The third part is Jane Austen not reading War and Peace – and who can blame her – by candlelight and written some fifty years after her death.
As an added treat watch out for the film version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which stars Lily James who happened to play Natasha in the BBC version of War and Peace.
If you have been, thanks for reading. MJL)