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Friday, November 18, 2011

BBC & HBO Adapt ‘Wolf Hall’ Novel For TV

HBO are teaming up with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to produce a made for TV mini-series of the Hilary Mantel novel ‘Wolf Hall‘. The novel won Mantel the UK’s most prestigious literary award, the Man Booker Prize, in 2009.The adaptation will be penned by the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy movie writer Peter Straughan and will become a four part series to be broadcast on HBO and BBC2.

A work of fiction,Wolf Hall is set in England during the first half of the 16th century and follows the rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII. Cromwell, a staunch supporter of the English Reformation, helps Henry VIII annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon so he can marry his mistress Anne Boleyn. The King eventually tires of Cromwell and has him executed.

Developing the series for HBO and the BBC are Company Pictures, the team behind Shameless, Skins and The Shadow Line, and former HBO Films president Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment.

Source: The Guardian

Disney's Brave Trailer

This first trailer introduces us to the stunningly animated, Scottish characters. Not only is this fairy tale a first for Pixar, Merida is the first Scottish princess for Disney as well. Full of Pixar humour, this is sure to be an epic adventure and the ginger-haired family will be a memorable one for all.

Brave is directed by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews, and the British cast also includes Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Kevin McKidd.

Watch the trailer below, and see this in US theaters on June 22,2012.
I can not wait to see this!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

To Die For By Sandra Byrd

Sumamry:is the story of Meg Wyatt, pledged forever as the best friend to Anne Boleyn since their childhoods on neighboring manors in Kent. When Anne’s star begins to ascend, of course she takes her best friend Meg along for the ride. Life in the court of Henry VIII is thrilling at first, but as Anne’s favor rises and falls, so does Meg’s. And though she’s pledged her loyalty to Anne no matter what the test, Meg just might lose her greatest love—and her own life—because of it.
Meg's childhood flirtation with a boy on a neighboring estate turns to true love early on. When he is called to follow the Lord and be a priest she turns her back on both the man and his God. Slowly, though, both woo her back through the heady times of the English reformation. In the midst of it, Meg finds her place in history, her own calling to the Lord that she must follow, too, with consequences of her own. Each character in the book is tested to figure out what love really means, and what, in this life, is worth dying for. Though much of Meg’s story is fictionalized, it is drawn from known facts. The Wyatt family and the Boleyn family were neighbors and friends, and perhaps even distant cousins. Meg’s brother, Thomas Wyatt, wooed Anne Boleyn and ultimately came very close to the axe blade for it. Two Wyatt sisters attended Anne at her death, and at her death, she gave one of them her jeweled prayer book.
My Thoughts:
 Sandra Byrd did a fantasic job on Anne's story  it was a refeshing look in to her life through the eys of Meg her friend and confidant. I loved everything about this book from the cover to the Authors questions.  There was not one dull moment reading this novel.
Format: Book
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

In yesterday's Mailbox

 This beautiful book arrived in my mailbox yesterday for my review from Blogging for books.
I have been eyeing this book in the stores for awhile so I am excited to get the chance to review it.
Sunday, November 13, 2011

In My Mailbox

This week in my mailbox I recieved the following books.
The second book in the elizabethan mysteryseries I am trying to collect them all before I begin reading them. 
The following books I purchased from my book club