I went to see the film The Dutchess the other night about Georgiana Dutchess of Devonshire Tea (In the film they pronounce her name Georgaina in case you care). I didn’t expect much but just wanted to see a movie and knew that if it was awful the costumes would be just fine. Anyway it’s quite a good film – though far from anything too special. An enjoyable, interesting commercial period flick. (I have a lot more tolerance for badness or at least mediocrity in a movie when it’s about history, because there’s always a good chance you’ll pick up some stuff that’s interesting, even if it wasn’t well presented.)
Anyway in this week’s Good Weekend, Amanda Foreman, the author of the original bestselling book which the film is the film of, as it were, is republished from the Times with her reflections on how she has come to see the story differently.
(A loud trailer plays if you go below the fold — Jacques)
Meanwhile there are some people are not happy about the author who, I think it is considered, should take herself more seriously.