Friday, 8 September 2017




Judi Dench is simply brilliant as the ageing Queen, greedy, cantankerous and lonely; the Munshi ... well, the Munshi twinkles and simpers and might have bhangra-ed his way out of a B-list Bollywood movie. It would be more interesting if he'd been presented as a more rounded character. Never mind, it's a bit of a royal rom-com but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Love the way Dame Judi gobbles a profiterole; it reminded me how much I enjoyed this book.

5 comments:

Veronica Cooke said...

Victoria sounds like a woman after my own heart when it comes to food - there's very little I say no to!

I'm currently reading 'Reader for Hire' by Raymond Jean. Heard it serialised (in part) on Irish radio and got myself a copy.

The Higgins gallery in Bedford has a 'Bawden by the Sea' exhibition currently running so I've planned to go and see that next week. Next plan is to come to London for some exhibitions and/or theatre. Less spending money in the charity shops and more culture for me!

Mary said...

I don't often say no either, Veronica. But Victoria suffered terribly from indigestion. I'm still getting away with it!

That exhibition sounds lovely - but are you sure it's still on? I googled it and it seems to have finished. I went to the Towner earlier this week - fabulous exhibition of Ravilious/Bawden etc but it's closing soon.

Veronica Cooke said...

No, it's on until January 2018, Mary so plenty of time to see it. The Higgins is tiny though so it won't be a big exhibition.

Mary said...

Maybe they extended it and didn't update the website! I've never been there.

Audrey said...

The movie trailer is delightful! I can't wait to see it.