Saturday, 12 May 2018



Lazy Saturday here as it's chucking it down with rain, so I made a pile of blueberry pancakes (why do I even buy blueberries, they're such miserable, imported, soapy-tasting things - and why can't you get our own bilberries any more?) and then I settled down to episode one of A Very English Scandal. Ben Whishaw is brilliant and fragile as Norman Scott and, rather more surprisingly, as I've never thought of him as a proper actor, just a rom-com floppy-haired twit, Hugh Grant makes rather a good Jeremy Thorpe. The book, by John Preston, is completely gripping and far and away the best book I've read this year.

8 comments:

Gina said...

Looking forward to seeing that!

Mary said...

Do read the book, too, Gina - it's a real page-turner.

Sue said...

So much agree about the book, Mary. I read it after reading about it on your blog. Cannot Wait for the series.

Mary said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Sue.

Veronica Cooke said...

I love blueberries - we grow some in pots in the garden. Blueberry pancakes sound like a brilliant idea.

Not sure I want to see this; OH does so I may just watch it alongside him. I always disliked Jeremy Thorpe.

Mary said...

If you dislike him, you'd probably love the book, Veronica!

Vintage Reading said...

Yes, I thought Hugh Grant was brilliant in this and he looked so much like Thorpe, too.

lemonhead said...

We’ve just watched this. Surprisingly good. But what a shame the world judges people like that. Good review!