Here is a whole bunch of things to delight you this weekend. Truth be told, I noted most of these down last weekend – but hopefully they’re still relevant!
1.) I’ve only read one Josephine Tey novel (which I don’t think I’ve reviewed yet, have I?) but others of you with more Tey knowledge might well be excited by this article in Vanity Fair (and a forthcoming biography!)
2.) The Booker shortlist came out a while ago. And Lila wasn’t on it. Which is rather embarrassing for them. C’mon, Booker judges, history is gonna think you were rather silly about this one.
3.) Cartoons that imagine what would happen if your CEO were a cat.
4.) If you have access to Channel 4 online, then Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages is a must-see. The series has finished now but plenty of episodes are available online. It sounds like a spoof, but it’s not: Penelope Keith wanders from village to village, marvelling over their histories and meeting old folk who remember the good old days. Plus everywhere is beautiful.
5.) Do check out a fascinating essay Victoria/Litlove has written in Numero Cinq on four types of liars.
Oh, and I’m very excited at the response to The 1924 Club! I’m hoping for lots of unexpected books to be unearthed – so do keep hunting on your bookshelves.