Sunday, 1 May 2011

Sunday Salon - wedding, slap, peace, blood

We're enjoying yet another long weekend here in the UK. Most of us had Friday off for the Royal Wedding and Monday is also a bank holiday.


I read The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, an examination of Australian society through eight portraits of archetypal characters whose masks are removed during the course of the narration to reveal troubled, insecure people whose behaviour and feelings for the most part are simultaneously 'good' and 'bad' rather than one or the other.

I also read Give Me a Chance by Gail Renard, a charming short memoir (including photos) that deals with the eight days the sixteen year old Gail spent with John and Yoko during their 1969 Bed-in for Peace in Montreal, which culminated in the recording of 'Give Peace a Chance'.

Both books are on offer for the Kindle in the UK Amazon store in the spring sale at £1.03 and £1.49 respectively.


Next week I'm looking forward to seeing Irish Blood English Heart by Darren Murphy at the Trafalgar Studios in London. It has transferred from the Union Theatre and it's on until 21st May.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The Royal Wedding was fun to watch on TV, but better in person, I'm sure.

It's great you get extra holidays....


Helen Smith said...

It was a lovely day on Friday, Laurel-Rain - everyone was in a very good mood and it was sunny. I'll pop over to your blog now.