Much enjoyed Sunday's first episode of Small Island, the BBC's adaptation of Andrea Levy's award winning book. I confess that while I admired the novel I wasn't much moved or drawn into into it, whereas the tv version is heart-rending. I must find the book and re-read it to see what I missed.
On a less serious note, I absolutely love the tv comedy series Miranda, starring Miranda Hart. We are all in fits of laughter. Don't know why she got some bad reviews as she's extremely funny.
Also ejoyed all the Alan Bennett stuff, of course. Maybe somebody will give me his new bk for Xmas, hint, hint.
Encouraging review of Paris Imperfect on Amazon. 'I was attracted by the witty cover, and the inside certainly didn't disappoint. Susie Vereker has the gift of creating really amusing characters, who are so convincing one feels they must be people she actually knows. I enjoyed the gentle pace of the book,with the tension of Clio not quite getting together with gorgeous Joe and not quite having the courage to cut loose from domineering Philippe, - until the satisfactory end. Greatly looking forward to Susie's next book now.' Ahem, my characters are NOT people I know - that would be improper.