Saturday, 29 March 2014

Stuck-in-a-Book's Weekend Miscellany

Another busy weekend coming up for me - I really must arrange one where I just lie around reading books - so I'll leave you with a quick trio!

1.) The blog post - it's been ages since I read a Richmal Crompton book, and Leadon Hill isn't one of the 26 I have read (not including the William series), but Claire's review has whetted my appetite for more.

2.) The link - I watched Twenty-Twelve long after everyone else (the BBC sitcom about a committee preparing for the Olympics), but I'm on board with W1A.  It's a sort-of sequel, with Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Stevenson reprising their roles, set at the BBC - Bonneville's character has become 'Head of Values'. It's just as brilliantly believable as before, with lots of verbal ticks (tics?) offering the most comedy. Watch here on iPlayer, if you can.

3.) The poll results - a slight change from the usual miscellany! Thank you for so many results; I found it really interesting to see how the different Penelopes fared (and loved the comment from Jill, on the poll, that her favourite was Penelope!)  The results are above - so far, anyway; the poll is still open - and I will report back on The Pumpkin Eater when I've finished it.


  1. It has been a long time since I read any Richmal Crompton. Now you've brought him back into my mind I must raid the bookshelves and see which I have... don't think Leadon Hill is there though. Love the little graphic for your Penelope Poll; come to think of it, that would be a good author name!

  2. you whetted my appetite with link to show on Games but sadly,can't watch it in Australia
    some years ago we had our own show called The Games and it was just brilliant Devised by John Clarke and Brian Dawe. Ah! Memories!


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