Sunday, July 25, 2010

Victorian novels

Cold Comfort Farm
Kate Beckinsale as Flora Poste in the 1995 adaptation of Cold Comfort Farm

Flora pounced on some books which lay on the broad window-sill . . . She put these treasures away in a drawer, promising herself a gloat when she should have time. She liked Victorian novels. They were the only kind of novel you could read while you were eating an apple.

~Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons - Chap. 5


I could not agree more. Flora is a kindred spirit.

BTW, I am thoroughly enjoying reading Cold Comfort Farm - it's just as good as the movie, for any of you who have seen it.


Enbrethiliel said...


Very interesting! Now I want to test that. =P (I have found it difficult to read while eating an apple, but the book I was reading at the time certainly wasn't a Victorian novel!)

I know someone else who likes eating popcorn while she reads. I don't usually eat anything, though.

The Editrix said...

LOL, I love to munch on apples while I read. . . apples and books just seem to go together, I'm not sure why. I love that bit in Little Women where Jo is eating apples and crying over some book. . .

Naomi said...

I have tagged you.