But cheerful weather for the wedding, although mordantly smileinducing in places, is not a funny book. Cheerful weather for the wedding, with elizabeth mcgovern the. Cheeful weather for the wedding leads a spring parade of. For it to be funny, you would have to be able to laugh at the two characters whom, instead, it asks you to care about, dolly thatcham, who is the bride, and joseph patten, who is not the groom. Dolly thatcham felicity jones is to be married to the wealthy owen james norton after a very brief engagement. Cheerful weather for th e wedding persephone classics by strachey, julia and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Dolly, the 23 yearold bridetobe, is preparing to marry owen and everyone in the house is in a mild sort of chaos.
Cheerful weather for the wedding persephone classics. Delightfully observed and beautifully written, cheerful weather for the wedding is a story about a middleclass bourgeois family on the day of a wedding. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. Cheerful weather for the wedding film the guardian. Cheerful weather for th e wedding npr coverage of cheerful weather for th e wedding by julia strachey and frances partridge. Apart from these performances, cheerful weather for th e wedding is an average dramatic comedy, with a dry, british humor and a lack of ingenuity. Buy cheerful weather for the wedding persephone classics reprint by strachey, julia isbn. In this lighthearted and steamy romantic comedy, bridetobe dolly must choose between her devoted fiancee and the former lover she wants to seduce her. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. It doesnt have the kind of happy ending people would expect, its definitely a story. This short, witty novel was written in 1932 by a niece of lytton strachey and first.
Cheerful weather for the wedding by donald rice donald. Rumour has it tiger has a tattoo but its never been located. These two novels published in 1932 and 1951 introduced a rare and unusual talent. The publication of cheerful weather for the wedding coincided with the breakdown of julia stracheys own marriage to the bisexual, depressive, alcoholic, sculptor, stephen tomlin, whose mother, according to frances partridge was the model for the monstrously selfabsorbed mrs thatcham. Be the first to ask a question about cheerful weather for the wedding. Published by the hogarth press in 1932, it tells the story of a brisk march day in england. Anyone facing a deluge of summer nuptials will find breezy relief in julia stracheys 1932 novella, cheerful weather for the wedding. Felicity jones and luke treadway in a cheerful weather for the wedding. Cheerful weather for the wedding by julia strachey goodreads. Cheerful weather for the wedding 1932 is a novella by julia strachey. Cheerful weather for th e wedding is a rather gloriously intriguing little bit of literature in that the speculations it spawns are endless. A young woman frets upstairs in her familys country manor on her wedding day, fearful shes about to marry the wrong man. Im going to quit right here with it, at least for now, but its been great fun kicking ideas around regarding what the author intended, and how were supposed to read her characters and the seething. Cheerful weather for the wedding is a 2012 british comedy drama film directed by donald rice and starring felicity jones, luke treadaway, and elizabeth.
Cheerful weather for the wedding 2012 cheerful weather for the. It is a brisk english march day, and dolly is getting ready to marry the wrong man. This barbed comic satire, adapted from a novel by julia strachey, is more downscale than its forerunner. The comedy drama, adapted from the 1932 novel by julia strachey, offers a pleasing storyline with spoton production values and a fine cast. Cheerful weather for the wedding describes a country wedding in dorset guests eat and drink, a rejected suitor wanders around, the bride fortifies herself with rum and everybody pays tribute to the institution of marriage. Donald rices cheerful weather for the wedding calls upon the style and period and even an actress from the popular tv drama.792 4 426 1504 1385 141 856 131 1069 682 1153 610 1403 825 884 889 1168 732 309 1163 219 1331 302 841 987 1033 763 436 1064 1025 296 1230 1385 1348 445 1429 174