Thursday, December 10, 2009

Brideshead Revisited

I finished the book
Maureen sent a couple of weeks ago and have been trying ever since to sneak in time to watch the BBC series... was good - it is over 11 hours long though - I don't think it took me 11 hours to read the book and sometimes I felt like 'Charles' was reading it to me again...

I think I liked the book for the some of the same reasons that I like Scrooge so much - grace, redemption and hope...


  1. I love the beginning, Charles returning to Brideshead. It reminds me of the start of 'Rebecca' -

    "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again"

    I first heard it as a radio serial in 1970 - long time ago!

    Incredible to think that that fantastic and enormous house was a family 'country' home. My grandmother and my husband's grandmother were servants to such families. These massive houses were like villages, before WWI, hundreds of people would work there.

  2. hey, i'm going to look at that after i get a little holiday "stuff" done.

    stay warm -

    love, k

  3. Oh one of my all time faves...!

  4. Thank you for the sweet comment! :E Bella and I are glad you liked our site...

  5. Anonymous9:30 AM

    I know I've never read the book and I'm pretty positive I've never seen the series. I'll have to add it to my list and get it from the library when I find time. Oh, how nice it would be to have nothing to do but read books and watch BBC series! Especially on these cold winter-y days! :)

  6. I have to say that A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite movies this time of year. I always tear up at the end. There IS forgiveness for anyone seeking it.