The Duchess & Lost in Austen

I’ve a couple of things to talk about that are coming up for our viewing pleasure.

Most of you will probably have heard that the film ‘The Duchess’ based on the bio by Amanda Foreman about Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was being made.  It’s actually coming out at the cinema next week.  I’m not that enamoured of the book, or what I’ve seen from the trailer (voiceover has an alarming tendency to call her Georgina, and don’t annoy me with the whole Diana comparison please), but the person herself is interesting and you might want to give it a whirl.

There is also ‘Lost in Austen’.  This begins next Wednesday at 9pm.  From the trailer this looks to be quite amusing.  Let’s face it, how many of us have fantasised about meeting the characters of ‘Pride and Prejudice’?  Just me?  Oh well.

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3 thoughts on “The Duchess & Lost in Austen

  1. I’ve seen so many bus-stop ads for The Duchess that I’m really not that interested in it (didn’t know it was about the Duchess of Devonshire, either). However, Lost in Austen looks fun and I’ve got a note on my hand to watch it tonight.

  2. I’m a little intruigued Catherine, so I might go and see The Duchess with some friends. However, I so wouldn’t recommend the book, quite dull.

    Dori, I really enjoyed it too. Roll on the next one!

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