In a few weeks, Paul and I will attend a stage production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. That prospect provided me with an excellent excuse to enjoy the distinctive pleasure of re-reading the book — or rather, of re-listening to Emilia Fox’s very good reading of the book. (That’s available on A&E miniseries adaptation. I’ve seen that more times than I can recount, but I never grow tired of it.
After that, I probably won’t be able to resist indulging in Persuasion and perhaps even Sense and Sensibility. In case you’ve not heard of it, the movie of Persuasion with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds is excellent.