GG, were you able to catch the double bill this afternoon, of episodes 1 and 2?
A truly wonderful production by the BBC. The moment I heard the opening chords of the Saint Saens, I was transported ..... ! Genius to use le cygne to start off the series, especially as Proust was a great admirer of Saint Saens and his character was, of course, Charles Swann.
When I was more or less housebound last year, I read most of Jean Santeuil which is a sort of "warm-up" to his chef d'oeuvre and it was interesting for me to remember passages from the book in the readings of this afternoon.
There was a surprising amount of humour which I'd overlooked completely in Jean Santeuil
and I now understand a bit more why Proust was such a devotee of Dickens.
Sovereignty: the right to eat cholorinated chicken.
from The Little Book of Brexit Bo ll oc ks