How do you get a reader in 1930s China to understand what a mince pie is?
Carrie Cracknell’s film is a curate’s egg – a thing that is partly good and partly bad.
The brooding men and the naive women are very much there but this multi-cultural production is also aware of current issues and even music.
The controversial novel and its sequels enticed more authors to experiment with self-publishing, but the latter has a history that long predates the steamy bestseller.
Reading Austen is like embarking on a long vacation, riding in a horse coach and halting at an inn for the night before you commence your journey the next …