Fri, 27 September 2013
Hang out with the frivolous young things of 1913 in a novel that's half Victorian epigram and half modernist stream of consciousness. Dodo's day is not yet over, as she's about to begin her third marriage, while her discontented daughter Nadine is making a mess of even beginning her first. Why does she have to get married anyway? From the author of Mapp and Lucia, starring a very early version of Georgie Pillson.
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Category:always amusing -- posted at: 1:30am CET
Fri, 13 September 2013
Bursley businessman takes on London snobbery about provincials and amateurs to build a theatre and run it for profit. Arnold Bennett's The Regent is sparkling, dogged, deeply satisfying, and a penetrating portrait of an Edwardian society that's too big for its boots.
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Category:the life of the place -- posted at: 7:30am CET