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Sunday, Sunday

To listen to today
The Radio 4 Classic Serial. Starting today, a dramatisation of Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time. I'm half way through a sporadic re-read of the whole series; perhaps the broadcast will get me started again. Corin Redgrave narrates as the older Nicholas. The Radio Times has a photo of him looking spookily like his father playing Barnes Wallis in The Dambusters.

To read
I had a very disappointing time yesterday. First, no books at the market. Next I went to a village church boot sale which is usually very good and has a book sale in the church. Nothing again but I was pleased for them that the early morning rain gave way to sun. Obviously someone's prayers were answered. Lucky, then, that I got all these

at the Citizens' Advice sale on Friday. I don't know why I keep buying all these Katie Ffordes, as I'm not very impressed with the one I'm currently reading. Probably it's because they cost 50p each and I won't mind giving them away again. The book that is gripping me is on the top of the pile: The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld. Hurrah, it's one of those books you don't want to put down. Definitely more on this later.

Domestic (boring)
Decided the cooker was in a disgusting state and must be cleaned. While I was doing it, a panel light at the back of the cooker, a light which hasn't worked for years, suddenly came on and wouldn't go off again. I tried switching off the power source briefly but the only result was that of course I had to reset the ovens. Now the wretched light is flashing constantly in a very distressing (to me) manner. I guess I'll just have to wait for the bulb to go.
Update. This evening I concluded sadly that I would never eat again because I couldn't stand being in the kitchen with that awful flashing light. I gave the panel a thump; the light went off and stayed off. A lesson in how to treat recalcitrant inanimate objects.
To knit
I have three projects on needles at the moment. Surely I could finish one of them today?
Tags: anthony powell, books, housekeeping, jed rubenfeld, knitting, radio 4

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