Who is your favourite literary villain?
Mine is probably the charming, slippery, vicious and manipulative pirate Long John Silver. 📚
Skipping along with Yesvember and continuing on with a book, poem, place and film choice each day. The place and the book were chosen by me, the poem and the film suggested by you guys. ○
Book: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I reread this in summer 2019 for the first time since Youth, following a very enjoyable reread of Kidnapped and a read of Alex Capus' book Sailing by Starlight. It's a great adventure, full of cliffhangers and peril. And oh what a great character is Long John Silver. 🗺
Poem: Leisure, by WH Davies. "What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare." A simple, thoughtful poem, but the kind to make you make changes to your life. Davies was an interesting character, who spent large periods of his life as a tramp. 📚
Place: Sharp Edge, Blencathra. I pick this walk and this hill but in fact the whole area around Keswick - Derwent Water, Skiddaw, Catbells and Blencathra - is beautiful. 😉
Film: Singing in the Rain. 4* A really patchy film, some bits of which are no more than 2.5* but some bits are absolute gold. The Singing in the Rain sequence and the Good Morning song are excellent. 🎬
What do you think of these?
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