Your Majester, I is your humble servant

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What a glorious celebration it has been! I’ve been enjoying it all on tv, enjoying numerous Jubilee treats at home and living vicariously through all of Miranda’s and her friends’ Diamond Jubilee themed parties. Who knew how much red, white and blue can brighten a town up.

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I’ve been dipping in and out of the following for a Jubilee based reading Bank Holiday weekend: the Majester bits in Roald Dahl’s  incomparable The BFG which always bring a lump to my throat, the rather charming new Ladybird book based on the Diamond Jubilee, an old childhood favourite, Malcolm Saville’s The Coronation Gift Book for Boys and Girls (perfect to feel what it was like 60 years ago) and parts of two books set in the Coronation Year, the chapters in Charlotte Fairlie, a light but thoroughly enjoyable romance by D. E. Stevenson when Charlotte is stopped from attending the Coronation in London by nefarious means, but is able to watch it on tv anyway and finally Coronation by Paul Gallico which I’ve always found somewhat disappointing as it’s more about what goes wrong when a family comes to London especially for the Coronation. Still at 99p for Kindle right now on Amazon it still has enough of the Gallico charm to make for a fun re-read.

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6 thoughts on “Your Majester, I is your humble servant

  1. Some lovely memories here! I will have to look for a copy of the Coronation gift book and the new Ladybird one they both look delightful. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  2. I have that hardcover edition of the Gallico. Although I adored Mrs Harris, I really didn’t like Coronation. You could see the tragedy coming a mile a way–and I didn’t buy the making lemonade from lemons moral of the story.

    • Know what you mean – not my favourite Gallico either, but hard to resist over the last few days. I love The Snow Goose, and Miranda loved Mrs Harris so much she left me her copy in Dorset – must read it asap.

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