Friday, January 19, 2007

The Camomile Lawn

Mary Wesley wrote the novel, which I have never read. Peter Hall directed the miniseries, which was a treat. I wasn't familiar with the actors, but I think they did a great job. The story is about a group of cousins who grew up in England during the war. Their lives are quite intermingled and separate at the same time. I especially loved Calypso, Polly, and Sophie. Maybe because they're girls? Their characters were the deepest, I thought. Relax some weekend and enjoy this group. It's a little dark in places, so I wouldn't sit down with children to watch it. It's not that kind of entertainment. It does draw you in, though. Have a day with the cousins.

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