Category Archives: Books
Small Island – superb dramatisation at The National Theatre of Andrea Levy’s novel
Secrecy – compulsive, searing Chernobyl on Sky. Superbly done.
Sissinghurst – plants and history in the Weald of Kent
Larmer Tree gardens, Wiltshire, at their most beautiful in June. Definitely worth a visit.
Laura Linney luminous in My Name is Lucy Barton at The Bridge in Rona Munro’s superb adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s novel.
Loving: Russell T Davies’ adaptation of John Preston’s A Very English Scandal. Bunnies can and must go to the BAFTAs. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/may/27/sundays-best-tv-a-very-english-scandal-jonathan-meades-on-jargon
Melissa Scott Miller’s award-winning pictures of North London. http://www.scottmillerart.com/
The South African garden at RHS Chelsea. Robbed of a gold but silver guilt nonetheless.
Stuart is immersed in The English and Their History by Robert Tombs.
Jo enjoyed the Channel 4 documentary The Secret Life of Four Year Olds. Good to know that extroverts don’t make the best team-members when it comes to building a base.
We’ve both laughed at Asylum on BBC4. Congrats to Peter Bowden and Thom Phipps for a witty script.
And at Kingsman.
True West at The Tricycle.
Barbara Winton’s fascinating account of her father’s Kindertransport story at Henley Literary Festival.
The Pajama Game . Michael Xavier (@michaelxavieruk) and Claire Machin our favourites in a strong cast.
Gone Girl – a bit slow to read the book but can’t wait to see Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck in the movie.
Our neighbour Marianne Majerus’ beautiful photos of plants and gardens.