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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.


Becket - Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, André Aciman

bookshelves: published-1959, play-dramatisation, medieval5c-16c, historical-fiction, revenge, teh-brillianz

Read in January, 1979, read count: 2


I have a problem with forks :"Although the word fork dates back to about the eleventh century as the name of an implement used to pitch hay, the table fork was not used in England until 1611. It was then that a country squire named Thomas Coryate returned from a trip to Italy, where forks had been used since at least the eleventh century, bringing back with him the newfangled eating utensil and an enthusiasm for using it" source - http://everything2.com/title/fork

In this film they talk about forks, a new invention brought from Florence in Becket's time - (1118 – 29 December 1170)

This revisit is the film whilst I ker-knit socks for Wanda and listen to the men singing and japing around

Richard Burton ... Thomas à Becket
Peter O'Toole ... King Henry II
John Gielgud ... King Louis VII of France
Gino Cervi ... Cardinal Zambelli
Paolo Stoppa ... Pope Alexander III
Donald Wolfit ... Bishop Folliot
David Weston ... Brother John
Martita Hunt ... Empress Matilda
Pamela Brown ... Queen Eleanor [of Aquitaine:]