‘My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The Dreadful bit is my dad’s JOKE. Actually, I am not even dreadful at all. I didn’t mean for Marlon, who is our school goat, to eat a mobile phone or do some poo that looks like chocolate drops. I only set him free because I was being a FRIEND TO ANIMALS. Also, I didn’t ask to be a bridesmaid at Aunt Deedee’s wedding; I just wanted to build my AMAZING TOWER OF CHAIRS. It wasn’t really my fault the cake fell on Dad’s head and everything turned into such a horrible hoo-hah.’
- I’d almost forgotten the brilliance of ‘The Parasites’. Written in first person plural so that you never quite know who’s narrating. (See also E.Nesbit ‘The Treasure Seekers’ #theparasites #daphnedumaurier #amreadingYule ball beautyGood day face*presses buzzer* ‘Hull, Nadin!’ Boxing Day, BBC2, 20.30 Still reeling from itBloody mackerel morningMy ladies in waiting. Their books are going to be big.
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