Wednesday, October 07, 2009

goodbye mr chips

I’ve just finished reading my second book in two days.
Don’t worry, it’s not as impressive as it sounds – the latest was less than 130 pages and “big writing”! I’d read a little before going to sleep, but then woke up just after 2am and couldn’t get back to sleep.
I recently bought “Goodbye Mr Chips” (in hardback, published in 1934 but unfortunately without the wonderful illustrated cover!) from Dave Morgan-Davis’s fascinating Retro/Illuminate shop in North Street. It’s about a teacher at a public school in the early years of the last century – a far cry from the experiences of school today, but almost enchanting nevertheless (have I ever used the word "enchanting" before in my life?!).


Alice said...

Have you seen the film? The original, not the one with Martin Clunes? It's brilliant.

bigdaddystevieB said...

Yes, but only the 1939 version (with Robert Donat)... but only a long long time ago (but not when it first came out!)!
Is the one you've seen the 1969 version with Peter O'Toole?
As you can imagine, I've had to look up all this on google - I really hadn't much idea before.
Yes, the film was very good.