Today I went to see Les Misérables in the Queen’s Theatre, London, and let me tell you, I cried four times. I’m pretty sure everyone can agree that Les Mis is a tragic tale and I felt that showed through whilst watching it. As mentioned in my previous post, I find the era of the French Revolution to be fascinating – I’m not quite sure why but I’m pretty sure this contributed to how much I loved it. Honestly, the whole day was an amazing experience… even if I did feel ridiculously overdressed. This will contain spoilers. Continue reading
Among other things, this blog is going to have book reviews and I’ve decided my first review is going to be on: ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens. I recently finished reading it and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it! I don’t read classics that often, although the next book I’m planning to read after my current read – ‘All I Know Now’ by Carrie Hope Fletcher – is ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde, so I’m trying to get more into them. (Just as a little warning, I cannot guarantee that there won’t be any spoilers, however I’ll try to keep them to a minimum.)
In case you actually have managed to avoid spoilers about the book, here is the blurb as a little summary for you:
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.
Now, onto the actual review!