They said she was unsinkable…

Tweet …but they were wrong. A short while ago I posted the trailer to ITV’s new miniseries about the Titanic, and last night I finished watching that same series. Consisting of four 45 minutes long episodes this series, written by the amazing Julian Fellowes, tells the well known story of the beautiful ship that sank on its maiden voyage, exactly 100 years ago. But how do you tell a story that everyone already knows? Here they solved that question by telling us the story from a lot of different peoples perspective. This is one of the things Julian Fellowes has … Continue reading

To my dear sister

Tweet Today I want to write something which really has nothing whatsoever to do with Jane Austen or any of the other subjects I usually write about here. Today I want to write about my sister.  There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me. ~Mary Montagu My sister Viktoria has been my constant friend and companion for 21 years, 7 months and 11 days, in other words since the day I was born. As all sisters do we spent our childhood playing together, and I will … Continue reading

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