I have been listening to Persuasion downloads while walking (last week it was Northanger Abbey and Busman's Holiday (Dorothy Sayers I know). I love listening to things, no longer read things except internet and newspapers and Economist and New Stateman and Private Eye. Anyway I realised how much I miss Jane Austen, used to re-read them all every two years or so and went to look for my collection- and found only Pride and Prejudice. Where are the rest? Who have I lent them too? I hope they are in a good home, I am dazzled by her writing. Every time I read (hear) it I see more,find things I missed. When I first read her I thought it was an easy girlie story, well so it is, but she has acidic perception and a huge sense of humour. What a waste that she died so young. There are not many books that you can read over and over again. As well as Dorothy Sayers I've also been listening to 1950s favorites like the Day of the Triffids and the Midwich Cuckoos. ;brilliantly imagnative and also very very interesting to see how our perceptions have changed in 50 years (I mean roles of men and women and Vicars and Majors and the like.) Thinks are getting better, despite Brexit and Trump and other horrors.