Posted in Weekend Chat

Weekend Chat 9 June 2013

215561_10150156966756445_7044587_nGrab a cup of coffee, find a comfy seat and discover some my favourite blog posts, films, etc from this past week.

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Things to read

EuropeansThe Europeans” by Henry James.  Fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable tale of two cultures colliding.  Not dramatically or with fireworks, but in lots and lots of smaller ways.  We’re in mid-19th century New England, and a brother and sister come to stay with their cousins.  Both sides appear to be somewhat in awe of the other, and so have lots of expectations that go unfulfilled.  And so unfold all manner of relational complications.  A good read!

Things to watch

The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England“.  Amazing documentary on BBC2 about the life of William Tyndale, the first person to translate the Bible into English.  So convinced was he of the importance of his endeavour, that he was willing to live in exile for many years, and in the end gave his life.  Melvyn Bragg (unsurprisingly) does a wonderful job bringing to life the man and the times.  Well worth watching!

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