Sunday, 24 October 2010
Mid Society Bride, last rose and the Jackal
Here's my engagement photo, a mid-soc bride. I think I made it to The Belfast Telegraph!
Before that on 20 Oct BBC2 showed a scary kidnapping story in Bolivia, This World: Hostage in the Jungle, about a female politician held hostage for about six years. She's such an articulate sophisticated woman, I don't know how she coped.
More random news. There's going to be a new promotion for 'forgotten' or unappreciated mid-list literary authors, Fiction Uncovered http://bit.ly/coBaSa
Last rose of summer and all that.
DVD: I reckon the 1973 film of The Day of the Jackal, set in 1963, has withstood the test of time. Great movie with a young Edward Fox as the emotionless assassin hired to kill General De Gaulle. A-how-he-nearly-done-it. Frederick Forthsyth wrote the book, tense gripping stuff.