What do Downton Abbey and Book Thievery Have in Common?

While there may not be a single book lover among those populating that great house of the BBC and Masterpiece Theater (and thievery there seems either to involve hearts or extra food to feed returning WWI soldiers),  Brian Percival, director of a number Downton Abbey episodes, is taking on one of the great book lovers of literature with the film adaptation of Marcus Zuzak’s sublime The Book Thief.

via Vulture



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4 responses to “What do Downton Abbey and Book Thievery Have in Common?

  1. Wow, wow, wow!This is exciting! Thanks for ALL your posts, Monica!


  2. Jess

    This is very exciting to here! This is one of my favorite books. Although I’m curious to see if and how they will handle the narrator aspect of the text since they seemed to have kept that out of the synopsis that you linke at the end of your post.

    Also I wanted to take this chance to see how much I enjoy and appreciate your blog! I’m an undergrad at UPenn with a love for children’s literature hoping to be a teacher, professor, or publishing editor and your blog has been so great since I found it last year!!

    Anyways, best of luck with all of your work both here on the blog and in the classroom!


  3. Jess

    Sorry about a few typos! *linked and *to say

    Thanks again!!


  4. Robin and Jess,

    Thanks for your kind words re the blog.


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