Have been enjoying catching up on some reading including finishing Mansfield Park. Not sure about Fanny Price – villain or victim? Sweet and vulnerable? Or just as selfish as the rest of the women in her family? (Aunt Norris, Lady Bertram, Julia, Maria and her mum – they all set out to get what they want.) It was unputdownable.
The biography of Beau Brummell was a treat – some interesting insights into the world of Brighton in the 1790s – a very Jane Austen topic – no wonder it was so shocking – or perhaps no surprise – when Lydia ran off from Brighton with Wickham.
Now reading Uncle Fred in the Springtime – how does he think of the plots? Sure I’ve read this sometime in the dim and distant past. Almost frustrating – the disguises – but the high and low characters are straight from the best comedy, and it did make me laugh out loud on a few occasions.