Went to see The Duchess during the week, taking my Mum (couldn't help remembering that Jimmy Saville used to refer to his mother as the Duchess...) Anyway, I thought it was fantastic and has got me itching to learn more. I sometimes despair of ever learning about all the things I want to know about! Keira Knightley was not as irritating as I usually find her (Atonement was quite hard-going thanks to her) and was totally convincing as the young duchess.
Have read quite conflicting reviews of the book on which the film is based, so think I might just borrow it from the library. Annoyingly I have quite a backlog of books at the moment. Trollope is great, but so LONG - I'm on page 530 of nearly 800 so imagine it will be another week before I'm done. Then there's A Dance to the Music of Time which I desperately want to get started on. Obviously I need to take a book reading holiday!