(Day 14 - #HardDaysNight)
*Many of you may not remember Lassie because the books, movies & tv shows began in the 40s. By the time I was watching them as a child, they were already in syndication. But I couldn‘t get that phrase, “working like a dog” and Lassie out of my head, so...
Also, I‘m a day late, I know...but between migraine & the weather, I never got to post this until now. Sorry! 😐
“There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will.”
“I never feel guilty eating anything.”
This recepie book inspired by the show has been on my TBR for ages.
“It would be a hard life, but it would be theirs alone. Here at the world's edge, far from everything familiar and safe, they would build a new home in the wilderness and do it as partners.”
Art via https://bit.ly/2Dc9G4S
The #anglophileapril version of a #harddaysnight is best exemplified through the servants of an aristocratic British family, am I right?! This 1940‘s English novel focuses on the servants who are living their lives in contrast to the war... dealing with scandal within their own household and finding love amongst one another.
When you are a historian trying to work while being stuck on a small island with your two small children, a husband too focused on his own work, and suffering from insomnia, then every night might feel like a #HardDaysNight. That‘s the reality for Anna. Add the skeleton of a small child into the mix, and you have the recipe for a great book 👌
I read somewhere recently that "work is the furniture of novels," Attenberg puts the career of her eponymous character in center by focusing a significant amount of the narrative at her job. I thought Mazie was a great character & I loved reading about this era (Jazz Age NY). Thinking about it, I also more than likely had a soft spot for Mazie, because my first job was at a movie theater. Leaving work reeking of popcorn & soda stained shirt. ?
”It‘s been a hard days night and I‘ve been working like a dog “
*gratuitous photo of the newest members of our family*
I definitely am working like a dog chasing these two around and cleaning up after them. 💩💩
#rose&jack #anglophileapril #harddaysnight