Sep. 26th, 2012

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Well. I have my copy of 'The Casual Vacancy' pre-ordered at Waterstones and will pick it up tomorrow sometime. I have not heard the slightest whisper of commentary in my usual online haunts.

Trying not to get spoiled on the story, although very tempted by various interviews/profiles with JKR going up now. The press seem to be mostly clutching their pearls in anticipation of all that swearing. The book itself sounds faintly Victorian (tapestry of small-town West Country passions etc). And that is the kind of thing I like.  Apart from Thomas Hardy. I've always enjoyed JKR's approach to characters so, what can I say, looking forward to it. *skips non-cynically*

I did read 'Busman's Honeymoon' by Dorothy L. Sayers, which is also set in a place called Pagford. I went on something of a Sayers bender when I was on holiday, re-reading all the ones with Harriet Vane in, plus 'Murder must advertise' which was totally fascinating - didn't really care about the murder, but loved the ad-agency setting.

In other news, E. and I are addicted to The Great British Bake-Off, and are planning fresh buns. Life on the edge.


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