Novel with Most Memorable Picnic: The Princess Bride and Emma #bookadayUK
July 10, 2014
Time for a teddy bear’s picnic…
Rob: Jane Austen’s Emma is back for a second day running. During an outing to Box Hill, Austen shows us the difficulty in trying to engage in a decent and entertaining conversation whilst navigating the minefield of an outdoor picnic.
Kate: This is a brilliant book for so many reasons. It’s got a princess getting married in the title but it’s told by a grandpa to his grandson, who leaves out the ‘boring’ bits, it’s so self-aware, so witty but who remembers the picnic? Well of course it’s the battle of wits, when Westley – sorry, The Dread Pirate Roberts – outsmarts Vizzini at his own game and…but no, I won’t spoil it for you, you’ll have to read it yourself.