Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Curious omission …

… The Bookshop movie and novel, by Penelope Fitzgerald, compared. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The mood in the film versus the book is set when Florence meets a local, Mr. Raven, one of the few villagers inclined to help her. In the movie, he’s a jolly ferryman who tosses her a rope to cleat off, which she catches with a look of faint puzzlement. In the book, he’s a vet in the salt marshes who calls her over to haul an old horse’s tongue out of the way so he can file the teeth sharp enough for it to chew.

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