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Journal Entry No. 4: Director's Cut With Comments (Tudor Scandal)

September 3, 2o13

This past Saturday I got close to one of my obsessions, King Henry VIII. I went to the church where he and his favorite wife, Jane Seymour, were buried. 1,331 more words


Austenland (2013)

In an attempt, apparently, to give my brain whiplash, I followed up Inside Llewyn Davis with a movie that may be its opposite in every way, and, well, it’s never that enjoyable to watch a movie in which everyone involved is embarrassed. 426 more words

Head: The Musical by Debbie Patterson (2006)

This peculiar musical has a book which mostly focuses on the sort of things you’d expect a twenty-first century Anne story to focus on: women as second-class citizens valued only for their wombs, a snarky female character who speaks truth to power (Anne’s fool is the one who does that in this case), criticism of the Madonna/whore complex, and Thomas Cranmer as a heroic beleaguered soul who tries a lot harder to save Anne than the original seems to have done. 5,978 more words

Book Overviews

Bring Up The Bodies review

Review of Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel, Aldwych Theatre London, Saturday 5th July added.

Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn in photo.


A Love Most Dangerous reduced in price in UK Kindle Discount Deal

Between Friday 4 July and Sunday 6 July ‘A Love Most Dangerous’ is reduced in price from ¬£2.45 to 99p on Kindle from Amazon.co.uk. Take a look and tell your friends. 51 more words

Women In Historical Fiction

Austenland is a Terrible Movie

Last week I finally watched Austenland, and absolutely regretted nearly every second of it. There are some VERY good reasons it only got a 30% on Rotten Tomatoes. 1,175 more words


Austenland-A Movie Review

Yes, I’m alive and I have very recently watched the 2013 romantic-comedy Austenland based on the book of the same name by Shannon Hale.

At first, I was a little reluctant to watch something that was produced by Stephanie Meyer (hey, I’m never going to forget those Twilight movies) but I must say I was pleasantly¬†surprised by it. 211 more words