Welcome to British Isles Friday! British Isles Friday is a weekly event for sharing all things British and Irish — reviews, photos, opinions, trip reports, guides, links, resources, personal stories, interviews, and research posts. Join us each Friday to link your British and Irish themed content and to see what others have to share. The link list is at the bottom of this post. Pour a cup of tea or lift a pint and join our link party!
Last week, I reviewed the film The Bookshop.
Both Heather and Gaele reviewed A Rebel at Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble — that’s a first for British Isles Friday. Heather enjoyed it as a continuation of the series that began with The Mistress of Pennington’s. She also has a giveaway on her post as part of a blog tour. Gaele described in her post that she had a hard time connecting with the characters.
Becky also shared multiple book reviews last week: Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis, Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher, and Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life by Lucy Worsley.
Sim celebrated the birthday of Charles Dickens by re-posting her virtual walk around settings for Bleak House and his favorite pubs.
Tina tried a British recipe called Tea Brack, a quick bread packed with dried fruit soaked in tea.
I’m in the middle of things.
I’m reading a series that begins with the book The Invisible Library, but the other three books are wait-listed at the library, so it will be a while before I complete that series to review.
I’m watching the PBS Masterpiece series, Victoria, but we still have three more episodes to go, if I can stand to wait until the end before I write about it.
I’m watching a very long series about forensic pathologists set in Britain, Silent Witness. I’m in the midst of season nine. There are 22 seasons and counting. The longevity can be attributed to a format that allows changes to cast and location as often as necessary for production. Since it started in 1996, one thing I’ve been enjoying is the change in technology from one season to the next.
So, I don’t have anything completed, at this moment, to review or reflect on. So, I’ll post a gratuitous photo of the London Eye and look forward to what you all have to share this week.