Sunday, 15 January 2017
However, I have also got 'real' books which I have either started or am going to. I usually have a few on the go at any one time.
So, in the photo, there is Nella Last's War (the Mass Observation Exercise diary kept by Nella Last and which Victoria Wood dramatised in 'Housewife, 49'). This brings home the way life had to go on during the Second World War, with rationing and managing on very little.
There is also The Invisible Woman which I was inspired to read following a film of the same name which I watched last year. This is the story of Ellen Ternan and her family; she was involved with Charles Dickens but was 'invisible' to society. So far, it is fascinating and presents an interesting picture of the lives of Victorian actresses and how they were thought of/treated.
'To Walk Invisible' over Christmas which I really enjoyed and this made me want to read the biography again. (It is still available on iplayer for the next thirteen days to watch if you are in the UK). 'To Walk Invisible' was a dramatisation of the adult lives of the Brontes, following Branwell's downfall and the sisters' fame beginning to spread. It was beautifully acted and set and Haworth looked just as I imagined it should.
Finally for now, there is The Mitford Girls which Mum bought me for Christmas. I haven't started it yet but have looked at the photos. With their connections, it should prove to be a fascinating story.