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Monday, 12 January 2009

Quiet day today

Nothing of any importance happened today at work so it was quite peaceful. We're no nearer to solving the computer issue but ultimately that's our manager's problem not ours. So the 3 of us it effects have metaphorically washed our hands of it.

I read some more of The Importance of Being Emma a couple of chapters of Dr Thorne and a similar amount of One Fifth Avenue last night. I do like to have more than one book on the go at the same time. For some people that is the reading form of indigestion but I enjoy it. I'm also steadily working my way through the 4 magazines about writing. I shall be settling down with all three of them shortly, once I've finished this glass of wine.

I'm enjoying The Importance of Being Emma as I did Jane Austen's Emma for A Level English Literature and I find I can still remember all the characters and the gist of the plot. I think it's clever the way the story has been translated into the modern world with Philip Elton something in accountancy rather than a clergyman and Miss Bates a company secretary with an elderly mother to look after. Harriet Smith is a flaky temp and Emma's father is a hypochondriac with access to much more medical knowledge than the prototype. I'm looking forward to the next one in this series which will be based on Jane Austen's Persuasion.


Anne Brooke said...

So glad you're enjoying the Juliet Archer novel - isn't it grand?!



Jilly said...

See Thursday!