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Factual Fictions & Fictional Facts

Scenes from the recent Poldark series, with the accent on historical accuracy Dear friends and readers, My last blog was partly prompted by my reading through in chronological order Winston Graham’s contemporary suspense and Poldark and historical...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Apr 2019

Outlander, from Season 4, Drums of Autumn: a question of rape, violated heroes; Claire marginalized

Brianna (Sophie Skelton), just after she’s been raped (Season 4, Episode 10) Friends, Since writing about the first half of Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the American colonialist past, a book of fathers & ghosts, I’ve watched the whole...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Feb 2019

Outlander, Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the Colonialist American Past, a book of fathers & ghosts

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser I’ve never been afraid of ghosts. I live with them daily, after all … Any library is filled with them. I can take a book from dusty shelves, and be haunted by the thoughts of one long dead, still lively as...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Feb 2019

19th Century Christmas Stories: Chekhov’s mood pieces, an Oliphant tale of the “unseen,” & in Trollope’s Orley Farm

Christmas at Noningsby Friends and readers, As is our wont for too many years than I like to count, Christmas week on (we have now resided on five different platforms) we took time out to read a few Christmas or...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Jan 2019

The Brontes: Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Wuthering Heights

Tilda Swinton as Eve (The Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013) Thornton burning down (a 2006 Sandy Welch Jane Eyre, with Ruth Wilson as Jane) Friends and readers, Much to my surprise, or I might say re-awakening to the Brontes, when over the last ten weeks...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Apr 2018

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: a story of sex, marriage, & some local politics

Nicola Paget as Anna Karenina in the snow when she is still falling in love with Vronsky (1977 BBC AK) Friends and readers, Two summers ago our Trollope and his Contemporaries listserv on Yahoo ( began nearly 6 months...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jan 2018

Light into Dark: this year’s life of reading and watching ….

[A draft: which I will come back to in order to add comments to some of the books & pictures) Friends, I sometimes think that nothing I write anymore comes from an singular me, but it’s all somehow coming out of shared experiences, sometimes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Dec 2017

Autumn Syllabus: The Booker Prize Market Place Niche

Cromwell, thoughtful (Mark Rylance) Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn in the ending we all know (Claire Foy, 2015 Wolf Hall) A Syllabus For a course at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at American University Day: Ten Mondays, 11:45 to 1:15 pm, September...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Sep 2017

Aging: Kaleidoscope, Lear, Cranford Chronicles …. return to Gaskell

Florence Lacey, Kaleidoscope (A review) Friends and readers, Probably a coincidence which I’m noticing because I’m aging, but aging was and is the topic of the two plays and films I’ve gone to or been watching this week: this past Thursday,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 28 May 2017

Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway & A Room of One’s Own

Vanessa Redgrave as Clarissa Dalloway coming down the stairs (opening of film) Dear friends and readers, I’ve carried on reading Virginia Woolf, and have reread her Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and A Room of One’s Own. Also watched the...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Apr 2017

Romancing 18th century historical fiction

An Arthur Rackham illustration of Undine Friends, How all things come together (with or for me). I’ve embarked on teaching Booker Prize novels: a marketplace niche for good books? I include two historical fictions: J.L. Carr’s A Month in...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Apr 2017

Nearly a year of reading Virginia Woolf; or The Art of Biography (1)

Virginia Woolf, a photo taken in 1939 “And the phantom was a woman, and when I came to know her better I called … her the Angel in the House … And when I came to write I encountered her with the very first words…And she made...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Mar 2017

Poldark 10: Reconciliation and Forbearance — Finale for now

Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) Elizabeth (Heida Reed), Geoffrey Charles (unnamed) and George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) She’d say life holds only two or three things worth the having, and if you possess them the rest don’t...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Feb 2017

Pivotal City and County Victorian Novels: A spring syllabus

John O’Connor (1830-1889), Pentonville — looking west (1884) A Syllabus Household Words The Cornhill with an illustration of Framley Parsonage by John Everett Millais as frontispiece For a Study Group at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 21 Feb 2017

1 Outlander 14-16, The Search, Wentworth Prison, To Ransom a Man’s Soul: Finale

Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser (Caitronia Balfe) singing & dancing to attract attention Murtagh Fraser (Duncan LaCroix) grim, near by (frm Episode 14, “The Search”) Claire: May I make a suggestion? Perhaps you could sing a song to jazz...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Dec 2016

1 Outlander 12 & 13: Lallybroch & The Watch: You can’t go home again

Iane (Steve Cree) and Jamie (Sam Heugan) talking of memories shared after dinner (“Lallybroch,” (Episode 12, scripted Anne Kenney) Claire (Caitriona Balfe) helping Jenny (Laura Donnelly) to give birth to a breech baby (“The Watch,”...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Nov 2016

My edition of Charlotte Smith’s Ethelinde has been published!

Charlotte Smith (1749-1807) by George Romney (1792) Sonnet 69 from Elegiac Sonnets Written at the same place [where refugees land], on seeing a seaman return who had been imprisoned at Rochfort Clouds, gold and purple, o’er the westering ray Threw...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Nov 2016

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