Friday, October 02, 2009

All Things English

Ever since I can remember, I have been smitten with all things English: English country gardens, rambling old estate homes, afternoon tea, British Royalty, William Wordsworth, Royal Albert china, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, English Country or Victoriana style, James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, to name a just a few.

I think the romance started when, as a young teen, I first read Victoria Holt's Mistress of Mellyn, Wilkie Collin's Woman in White, and Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca, not to mention everything Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte.

You can imagine then, why I was delighted to learn there is a new movie about Queen Victoria. Here is the link to the trailer for The Young Victoria -- it looks wonderful! Can't wait to watch it.

Ta for now!


  1. I bet you have english ancestors..

  2. How romantical that looks!

    I too have always had an English sister got to live there three years and I envied her so!

  3. Hi Lin, If that's the case, it must go a really long way back -- I've got Germanic/Polish on both sides of my family. My husband's family is English from way back. Maybe I had the English fascination in anticipation of marrying into British roots.... (smile).....

    Tammy, I've been on a short visit to England and always have longed for time to see those places I've read about in books. Hopefully one day. Good for your sis!

  4. England does many things well - mysteries, tea, cozy rooms, gardens. I've heard about the new movie and I'm looking forward to seeing it, too. I might wait until it comes out on DVD, but we'll see.


  5. OOoo. This movie looks like one I would love! Do you think my hubby would watch it with me?! Ha! But I bet Rebecca would!

  6. Okay, now I want to see this movie too. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a cool, Fall weekend. I really like the beautiful tea set picture.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

  7. How intriguing, The Young Victoria.
    Glad Fall is here so I can curl up and watch good movies like this one (will wait for the DVD, also).

  8. I can't believe it!!! Another Mistress of Mellyn lover!!! There are only two books that I remember reading from my teen of them was this one! I know I must have read other books, but my folks were poor and practical-minded. Books were rare. Even though I'm not a romance novel reader, I do like Victoria Holt's older stuff...and Jane Eyre, Rebecca, and Wuthering Heights, of course! :)


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