Category Archives: HARDY Thomas

Hardy & Me…

I’m madd not to have read more Hardy! I’m just back from the cinema where I saw Far From the Madding Crowd. For anyone suffering from Poldark withdrawal, it has lots of galloping along clifftops and through fields, and scything! Seriously, it was a wonderful film, with a screenplay by David Nicholls. I’ve come away with a serious crush on… Read more »

A 'Hardy' Christmas for our Book Group

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy Our book group more often than not picks a classic to read over Christmas. This year we picked possibly the least Christmassy and most draining novel in a long time for our festive read – Jude the Obscure is not a book for the faint-hearted. So, when we met and discussed it a few days ago,… Read more »

A Farm Girl’s Tale …

The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand. in this year of lord eighteen hundred and thirty one i am reached the age of fifteen and i am sitting by my window and i can see many things. i can see birds and they fill the sky with… Read more »

Gaskella’s Midweek Miscellany

In today’s Miscellany… A visit from the Fairy Hobmother A funny nearly literary moment from my Dorset holiday And the latest book arrivals at Gaskell Towers. * * * * * Firstly, I had a lovely surprise e-mail whilst I was on holiday. It was from the Fairy Hobmother who granted my wish when I commented on my friend Ali’s… Read more »

I’m a Hardy convert!

Annabel   10th November 2008   6 Comments on I’m a Hardy convert!

Back in September on this blog I confessed that I had never read any Thomas Hardy. As this admission coincided with the recent BBC adaptation I chose Tess of the D’Urbervilles to read. I only watched the first two episodes on TV though, and can honestly say I didn’t know the second half of the story at all. Although the… Read more »

Guilty Secrets #1

Annabel   22nd September 2008   8 Comments on Guilty Secrets #1

This is the first in an occasional series where I am going to risk ridicule and tell you which books and authors I really ought to have read but haven’t. I am enjoying the new BBC adaptation of Tess of the D’Urbervilles immensely and it’s young star Gemma Arterton is just the part with her Pre-Raphaelite tresses. Here comes my… Read more »