On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a ‘literary apothecary’, for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers.
The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust – until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.
My View (no spoilers)
When I dropped Charlie off at University the most I saw of
Nottingham was a retail park where we picked up a few last bits. I left and I
hadn’t seen Nottingham at all.
We had our first opportunity to look around when we visited
her during half term. Charlie, by now, knew the town centre fairly well (and naturally
one or ten nightclubs) but she welcomed the opportunity to look around some of
the touristy places with her family.
As usual, I shall link to my sister site Theatresoutheast for all my Theatre Reviews. I have many more reviews posted on Theatre South East written by guest bloggers,
If you fancy reviewing a show or two, please let me know and I shall send you some guidelines. I am looking for people who live in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
I hope that you are well and are looking forward to the New Year. Each year we write one of those ‘dreadful’ round robins to our friends and family, here is an edited version.
2018 has been a pretty defining year for us with some huge changes. The major ones being Charlie (previously known as Charlotte) studying and subsequently passing her A-Levels then leaving for University and Terry’s mum, Sheila, passing away in August. She is sadly missed.
A complete cheat! But I don’t care!
One of the key reasons for wanting to move from our previous house was the lack of a garden, we had nothing at the front of the house and at the back was a small patch of grass which we barely used because it was so boggy. When we were looking for a new house, I knew I wanted three things from my garden.
Yesterday I posted (with the help of Friends of the Earth) 6 ways that I am working towards a plastic-free Christmas. Here are another 6 ways based on their suggestions. Even if we all just do a little, it is a little more than we were doing before.
Thanks to Friends of the Earth for pointing out this fabulous article as well.