|Truly Dickensian Children|
Monday, November 15, 2010
Although I've been enjoying the verbal gymnastics required to read Great Expectations aloud, the girls have not been enjoying the narrative in equal measure. They loathe Estella, feel terribly sorry for Joe and Biddy and have not a skerrick of affection for Pip. Which makes the prospect of another 40 or so chapters not so cheery. Lucy might read it on her own, just to see how things turn out, but Arwen - when not comatose with boredom - is begging me for fun and fantasy. I may have to visit the bookshop this week. What a terrible chore!