A big, brief, catchup post, but here are some Cold Comfort Farm sketches to brighten it up. Also, I’m starting to keep track of books read on Goodreads as well.
- Crusade – Peter M Ball (part 3 of the Flotsam Trilogy omnibus)
- Bone Swans – C. S. E. Cooney: Such beautiful novellas. I wept. I drew fanart.
- Tempting Mr Townsend – Anna Campbell
- A Few Right Thinking Men – Sulari Gentill
- Madensky Square – Eva Ibbotson: I had not read this Ibbotson and it is enchanting! A romance of pre WWI Vienna.
- Winning Lord West – Anna Campbell
- Pawn in Frankincense – Dorothy Dunnett
- Q’s Legacy – Helene Hanff: So charming! So tiny! The follow-up to 84 Charing Cross Road and The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street. Has influenced my driving.
- The Ringed Castle – Dorothy Dunnett. Suffocated sounds of distress.
- The Foundling – Georgette Heyer: Perhaps a new favourite.
- Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons: The first time I’ve read it, and I finally read it due to being presented with it at breakfast as a fait accompli by my landlady at a Devon B&B. I read it as a science fiction novel set in the world of The Fantastic Mr Fox, which was certainly memorable. I love her sheer disregard for agriscience.
- The Tree – John Fowles
- Stranded with the Scottish Earl – Anna Campbell
- The Summer Bride – Anne Gracie
- A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald – Natasha Lester
- [Can’t tell you about it yet but very good]
- Cotillion – Georgette Heyer
- The Devil’s Delilah – Loretta Chase
- Marked for Death: The First War in the Air – James Hamilton-Paterson: Fascinating WWI aviation history.
Movies & theatre
- Captain America: Civil War
- The Nice Guys
- The Hunt for the Wilderpeople: This is really, really good, people, I highly recommend it.
- Something Rotten (musical)
- Shuffle Along (musical)
- Fun Home (musical): Helpless crying.
- Ghost Busters
- Love & Friendship: A remarkable study in telling only the connective tissue between big events, which works because it is all about the main character’s continuous, inventive self-justification and repositioning.
- Star Trek: Beyond: Suffered for being seen between Sully and Deepwater Horizon, in both of which people try to actually do a headcount of surviving passengers and crew.
- Bridget Jones’ Baby