I am enjoying a new Stephanie Barron Jane Austen murder at the moment - she is very good at taking bits of characters' speech from Austen's books and getting Jane to express them in her books. Light hearted fun and nowt to do with the extraordinary writing of JA herself.
Aren't there some characters that you just want to be real so you can smack them round the back of the head with an accompanying "duh!!!"
I didn't mean to read them in the wrong order Nellie. I just plucked one so to speak & then realised they were part of a set. Didn't matter really because they made sense.
Ain't that the truth tinkerbelle About two weeks ago Himself was out & I was sat watching TV and doing a crossword, my back to the large window, when someone or ...something rapped on the big window with such force that both Meg & I jumped. I turned to look (curtains open) & the first thing I clocked was that the outside light had not come on. Now I've read the books and seen the films so there was no way I was going to answer the door, but I looked out the window. There was no one there. I looked out the second window, the one facing the lane, no car or van. I waited ... and waited & nothing happened. No second knock came. About 5 minutes later the outside light came on and the knocker rapped. I looked out the window and a man was stood there with a parcel. I didn't put the hall light on, but banged the radiator and opened the door with as much violence as I could muster. This little bloke shot backwards and said,"Parcel missus!" "Did you just knock my window!?" "No!" Thinking about it afterwards, I reckon he ran up the drive, banged the window expecting me to go out to his van parked further up the lane to carry my own parcel back to the house. The cheek of it. I don't think he'll do that again.