Sunday, June 15, 2008

What the Dickens ....?

Yesterday was a Dickens day - quite unintentionally!
Visiting our local library's Saturday Book Sale - a treasure trove of used books - I found this lovely old copy of Dickens' s Little Nell - as retold by Alice F. Jackson for Boys and Girls & beautifully illustrated by F.M.B. Blaikie.

Later that evening I realised that the 2002 movie version of Nicholas Nickleby was on telly - is this synchronicity or what? Apparently Miranda Richardson declined the role of the Mrs Squeers character to allow her to concentrate on Spider (with Ralph Fiennes).
I thought that Juliet Stevenson did an excellent job of portraying the very hideous Mrs Squeers though! I even had a little Mrs Squeers nightmare last night .....

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