My choice of books these days shows with embarrassing clearness that I'm still waiting for Brian (my brain) to return.
Gutenberg is not only a wonderful source of knowledge – it also provides me with schmaltzy novels.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker (Lizzie Allen),1863-1933, was published in 1917. Jan, the heroin, is going out to India to help her sick sister who lives there. From the beginning, the pages are full of memsahib, tikka-gharri, ayha – words that are not to be found in my dictionaries (well, some are) but most of the time I can guess what they mean.
Already in the second chapter I could guess whom Jan will marry. Or rather, I'm quite sure that she'll marry Peter, but I don't know yet if I'm right. I don't even know if I'll finish the book, but have to admit that I'm curious to know if I'm right – so maybe, I'll read on.
At the Jerusalem by Paul Bailey
3 timmar sedan