10 September 2009

My castle, my books.

Geneviève Bujold being made up for Anne of the Thousand Days,
in which Elizabeth Taylor made an uncredited appearance,
wore a pearl necklace once possessed by Mary, Queen of Scots

I'm looking forward to reading the lion's share of the Booker Prize shortlist this year, namely The Children's Book, The Little Stranger, and Wolf Hall, which will satisfy my Tudor curiosities in a slightly less pedestrian manner than we previously discussed.


jasonwclark said...

I used to catch some shit for my Showtime addiction too, but I don't care what anyone says, season 3 was grand.

Have you read Nancy Goldstone's "Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe" yet? It's my favorite history in recent years, and I'm convinced it would make the best HBO mini-series of all time.


Just came off an Isabella and Margaret of Anjou kick not too long ago. They were great as well, but Raymond's daughters make me swoon like no else can.

little augury said...

the Nancy Goldstone book is HBO material for sure. I adored the Children's Book- and I think I am going to order Wolf Hall.G

Leila said...

The Children's Book is fantastic so far! (I've read about 1/3) I can't wait to hear what you think.

jasonwclark said...

Stolen jewels for the witching hour:


With the coupon, you can grab this at Borders right now for only $9. And assuming we already own 'The Lion in Winter', that gets us straight back to Euripides in just one quick step. Add in a copy of Barry Lyndon at Little Augury's suggestion, and I think we have all parties accounted for...


Many thanks, and here's to a resplendently lazy Thursday morning.