Daily Archives: April 30, 2015

* Emma by Alexander McCall Smith


Remakes are tricky. Emma: A Modern Retelling fell flat for me, with its archaic dinner parties and picnics, country squires and young ladies eager to be married. Yes, the Scottish governess is superb, all the way to her exit from the family, and the Australian young man who plays around Emma’s catty ways deftly drawn, but I think I shall go read the original again.

Still a fan of Alexander McCall Smith, but not this book.

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