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The Librarian's Choice

Hello good people,

it was Mark Twain who said, "A classic is something everybody wants to have read, but no one wants to read."

So here is my cheat-sheet to you:
The film The Invisible Woman with no less than Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones!

Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in this romantic drama adapted from Clare Tomalin's book about the relationship between celebrated 19th-century novelist Charles Dickens and his mistress. School teacher Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), now a wife and mother, looks back on her life as a young woman when, while working as an actress, she met the 45-year-old Dickens (Fiennes). Having become disenchanted with his wife Catherine (Joanna Scanlan), Dickens finds himself enamoured by the equally smitten Nelly and the two become romantically involved. However, they must keep their relationship a secret, meaning Nelly must live an almost invisible existence. The cast also includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander and Michelle Fairley.

The insible woman trailer

Now, if you are really ambitious, then pick up one of his books: Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, or Nichoas Nickelby by Charles Dickens, we have waiting for you at the library.

Considered by many to be Dickens' finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. Through over 400 pages you can follow him from misery, through hope and thwarted ambition, to accompany him to maturity. I have never managed to finish this book, cause half way through the virtuous, self-sacrificing and virginal female characters make me go out and commit acts of great depravity that distract me from finishing my read. But you may be of sturdier stuff!

In any case, I enjoyed the DVD – and so might you!

Great expectation trailer

All of these items are waiting for you at the library, on the entrance desk.Your faithful Librarian Anna