Monday, April 02, 2007

Just for fun

I don't know how I got there originally but I've been enjoying Random Jottings of a Book and Opera Lover ever since I found it a while ago. She wrote a very interesting post on Eva Ibbotsen and her "grown-up" books.

Elaine also pointed me toward this lovely radio drama from BBC Radio 4 of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Making of a Marchioness. It will be available for seven days after the original broadcast which was Sunday, April 1, 2007.

Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's romance.

Emily Fox-Seton is 34, comes from good stock, and has no money. She supports herself helping the well-to-do ladies of Mayfair with their shopping and other chores. Then Lady Maria invites her to a country house party to help with the guests, and Emily's life changes forever.

Lucy Briers (Mary Bennet in the best Pride and Prejudice) is Emily and Charles Dance (if you don't know who Charles Dance is, well, ... what can I say) is Lord Walderhurst and Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout and tons of other roles, including several turns in Blackadder) is Lady Walderhurst.

Part 2 is next week.

Also see Open Book where the creators discuss the program. This Open Book also includes an interview with China Mievill discussing his new YA book Un Lun Dun. (Entling no. 3 read it over spring break and liked it very very much.)

Also interviewed: Caroline Lawrence, creator of the Roman Mystery series and Mary Hoffman discussing historical fiction and the mystery and Derek Landy discussing his book Skulduggery Pleasant.

The list of books I'm seeking at TLA grows longer and longer.


Anonymous said...

camille, for your TLA list, I recommend snagging a copy of Rose Kent's Kimchi & Calamari. I think you'll like it!

Camille said...

Oh boy, I am adding it now.

Half the fun of a conference is finding arcs I didn't know about but this year I am actually trying to be somewhat organized so I can ask about specific books at the publishers' booths!

Elaine said...

Glad you are enjoying my blog and I love getting lots of lovely visitors. If you enjoy Making of a Marchioness then do please get a copy from Persephone books. It is a terrifice read and much better than the radio dramatisation, much though I am enjoying it