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 Post subject: IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2017, 11:47 
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I stumbled across this film on YouTube a few days ago and thought it might be of interest to some members here.

Based on a story by Rumer Godden, Diana Rigg plays a wealthy woman who gives up her successful life in business to enter a convent for reasons that she keeps very much to herself. However, her literally cloistered new life is thrown into turmoil when a beautiful novice -Judi Bowker - enters the convent.

I won't spoil anything, but simply say I found it fascinating. It makes an interesting contrast with Black Narcissus, also by Rumer Godden, dealing as it does with women together in isolation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJTvbTmv5Yw&t=47s

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 Post subject: Re: IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2017, 13:36 
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Have you read the book? I understand the film is a somewhat loose interpretation.

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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2017, 20:36 
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Do read the book, Oscar! I have to say I could never bring myself to watch the film as I felt it would spoil the book.

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 Post subject: Re: IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE
PostPosted: 08 Feb 2017, 11:48 
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I've never read the book, but I'll see if the library have it. I'd be interested to compare it with the film.


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 Post subject: Re: IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE
PostPosted: 13 Feb 2017, 16:13 
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You could always order it through your local library, Oscar.

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 Post subject: Re: IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE
PostPosted: 13 Feb 2017, 16:28 
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Amazon marketplace have a copy for 0.25p plus £2.81 postage

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PostPosted: 14 Feb 2017, 16:21 
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Isn't it sad that one can buy a good book for so little, and pay such a lot of postage?

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PostPosted: 14 Feb 2017, 16:31 
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What annoys me is that it's only the cost of the book that shows in your "basket", so it looks as if you're getting, say, 5 books for 5p ... until you go to pay, when it becomes 5 books for £14.05. All right, I know it tells you what the postage is, but it should show you as well!

Books usually class as large letters, so you can get away with £1.54 postage, but, by the time Amazon have taken their cut, sellers aren't left with very much from £2.80, which is the usual postage charge. But it's still annoying!

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PostPosted: 19 Feb 2017, 19:48 
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The film's ok if you haven't seen the book but if you've read that first the film is altered too much. The book is great.

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Enjoyed the film - now need to track down the book.


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