The Week That Was…

Joke of the week:


What I’ve been watching:

I loved this new Netflix adaptation of Persuasion by Jane Austen. It was fresh, quite funny, and visually stunning. Dakota Johnson was sublime as Anne Elliott. I think people need to embrace new adaptations with an open mind to interpretation. It would be very boring if every new adaptation were rigidly the same. And I guarantee this will introduce a whole new group of readers, such as my 20 year old daughter, to Austen’s work, just as the latest Emma adaptation did, and I can’t see anything wrong with gaining new Austen readers!
From The Crown to this. Claire Foy is stunning in this miniseries about the toxic marriage and very public divorce between the Duke and Duchess of Argyll. Gripping and infuriating, I was shocked at how the law allowed such favour to the Duke and encouraged open humiliation for the Duchess. It is said the Duchess of Argyll was the first woman to be publicly shamed by the media. She was by no means faultless, but she didn’t deserve the treatment she was subjected to after such a cruel marriage. Highly recommend this one.
I adored the first season of Rutherford Falls so I was thrilled to see the second season pop up. Good fun with sharp wit.


What I’ve been reading:


Until next week… ☕📚

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