Joining today with Ginny for Yarn Along.
I went for a quick read this week. I absolutely loved this movie - another one of those quirky movies in which not much happens but it is all about the characters.
And the book is just as wonderful - full of humorous character observations.
There is apparently a local legend about the hill building, but it has been found to be fiction. The 'mound' on Garth Mountain (the apparent inspiration for the movie) is actually a Bronze Age burial mound, not earth placed there in 1917 to fool some English surveyors!
The thing I found utterly astounding about the book was that the author, Christopher Monger, had, until a year before writing the book, never spoken, let alone written, in English. His only language to that date had been Welsh.
As I said previously, my favourite aspect of the book are the astute character/personality observations. I was found to be chuckling to myself many times!
Such as this one:
'So in a time honoured tradition that extends to politicians today, he started to speak about something of which he knew nothing, but in a tone of voice which suggested authority. And more precisely, he started to string together many phrases and platitudes which all seemed to hold the promise of something, but which in fact amounted to nothing more than decorative vacillation.'
Indeed does sound like politicians today!
And how is that vintage Sunday coat coming along?
Well, the back, left and right fronts are completed, so now I am starting the sleeves. It is still so hot here and my hands get too sweaty while knitting! I'm sure if autumn is coming for a while yet.