Sunday, 3 May 2009

The Sunday Salon

My reading this week has been mostly from Elizabethan England. The latest Jean Plaidy (that is the latest I've read) is set in the time of Elizabeth 1 . It centres around her friendship/fascination with
Robert Dudley.
That finished I thought I SHOULD do some housework , but wait , look what was being shown on t.v. yesterday, 'Shadowlands'. Having seen this many times I still was drawn to watch it , so the duster and hoover remained idle whilst I became engrossed in the life of C.S.Lewis. Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger star and I really recommend it. I'm not going to review it as I don't want to spoil the plot for others but try and get hold of a copy.
From then my thoughts turned to C.S.Lewis' 'Narnia' books, and in particular 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', my girls loved these books many years ago, and after much searching I found a very bedraggled copy. Well at least it's condition proved it had been loved , and I sat down to read. It was a sheer delight . I don't often , in fact I can't remember the last time, I resorted to children's books but this was a treat.

So my week started in the court of Elizabeth 1 and ended in the 'court' of Aslan! with a little housework in between.

Hope you all have a good week.


Miss 376 said...

I could never get into the Narnia books, but my son loves them and the films

BooksPlease said...

I love that film. I first saw it at the cinema, we all tried to hold back the tears and there was lots of sniffing! C S Lewis is a great favourite of mine. I didn't notice the film was on yesterday - but I still didn't get much housework done.

Mary said...

I really liked the film. Will have to look for the book.

Hope you're enjoying a nice Sunday.

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Linda Jacobs said...

Sounds perfect to me! (Except for the housework part!)

Gabriel Oak said...

I like Shadowlands too. Have a good day.

Margot said...

I liked hearing about how you went in search of a childhood favourite. I've been doing that this year. I actually joined a challenge to read my childhood favourites and had a great time doing it.

Thanks for the tip about the movie. I've never seen it and will try to do that. I enjoy C.S. Lewis' writings too.