Friday, 10 September 2010
Swedish Connections: Girl who played with Fire and a historical romance.
Had a problem finding the film in the first place as I thought m'computer said it was on in Basingstoke but I'd failed to notice that my 'favourite Vue cinema' had mysteriously changed itself to Fulham Road, London, so we had a wasted trip and tour of B'stoke multi-storey car park (an experience in itself, maybe they should set a film there.) So next evening we tried Winchester, lovely cinema, but roads mysteriously closed on the way home due to night road works and hence long detours. Maybe that's what made me feel so jaded. Can't stand people who tailgate along country roads in the dark - could have been that tall blond Swedish pyschopath after us.
In contrast, earlier last week I was cheered by the interesting Swedish background of Christina Courtenay's historical romance Trade Winds, with a suitably sexy and swashbuckling Scottish hero and sympathetic unusual heroine. Well-researched and a good read - I wish her and her publisher Choc Lit every success.