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Adam’s Rib dir. by

Warren Attinger has been a bad husband, but his wife, Doris, has caught him out. She follows him one day…

Bajazzle by

Okay, do you remember when I “reviewed” The Isles of the sun and I said that I’d love to hear…

The Snow Child by

Mabel and Jack have left home and family behind and travelled to Alaska, to the edge of the world, trying…

The devil in the flesh by

by Raymond Radiguet translated by Christopher Moncrieff

Although the 1930’s mini challenge has come to an end, when I spotted this book at work I thought it might fit, and wanted to read more books of that time. Of course then I read the details and discovered that it was actually written earlier than that… Oh well :)

The devil in the flesh created quite a bit of a scandal when it was published, semi-autobiographical, the author wrote it from the age of sixteen to eighteen, after his own affair with a married woman. And that, my dears, is the central theme to this book. In fact, it is the end all and the be all of everything in this book. Our 15/16 year old narrator’s affair with a married woman. And I found that incredibly off-putting.

A civil contract by

by Georgette Heyer
The library at Fontley Priory, like most of the principal apartments in the sprawling building, looked to the south-east, commanding a prospect of informal gardens and a plantation of poplars, which acted as a wind-break and screened from view the monotony of the fen beyond.
Adam Deveril has just left the army and the Peninsular War. Not through choice, but because his father recently died and he must assume his family responsibilities as the new Viscount Lynton. Added to his problems is the fact that his father was not the most reliable with money, and Adam finds himself hugely in debt. He may even be forced into selling the family home, as not only does he have mortgages and debts, but he will also have to support his mother and provide for his two sisters. But he is also a man of principle and honour; he does not even consider his advisor’s opinion that he find himself a wealthy bride. But he forced to reconsider when the wealthy business man Jonathan Chawleigh suggests he marries his daughter.

Elegy dir. by

IMDb ; OtherReviews David Kepesh, sometime narrator of this film, is an ageing lecturer. Or an ageing Tom Cat, going…

The Break-Up dir. by

You all know I’m a fan of Vince Vaughn’s, so I was quite looking forward to this. Plus the trailers…

Love Actually dir. by

Saw Love Actually on Sun evening. Was quite surprised at how enjoyable I found it. Basic plot: lots of boys…

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