The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
The Monkey Princess

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a boy and a bear

Look, it's a Radio 4 adaptation of Brideshead Revisited! I missed it yesterday because I was recording stuff for the album, but I'm listening to it now, and it's great. I love that book. I read it first when I was 13, during a time when most of my reading was from the first half of the 20th century, usually Waugh, Nancy Mitford or E.M. Forster. So I am both entertained and slightly nostalgic. It's a good adaptation. But they left out one of my favourite lines from any book, ever, when a fellow officer asks Charles whether he'd ever been at the - as yet unnamed - house where his army company have been garrisoned during the war: I had been there before; I knew all about it. I always loved that line; it's such perfect understatement, and it's incredibly sad as well.
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