Monday, July 18, 2011

Post Card Fridays: England and the UK

Harry Potter week really took over our lives last week, so although this was supposed to go up on Friday, instead, you get your postcard from the UK today (maybe it got lost in the mail).

This week's Postcard Friday comes to us from across the Pond. We visited London earlier in the year, but we're so happy to be back!

Books that make us want to take a trip to the UK

The New Policeman - Kate Thompson

This is a story that has a lot of magic, as it deals with a teen who falls from his world into another. JJ realizes that time has been going rather faster than normal in his, but when he finds out why, he may be too late to stop it.

What earns it it's spot here though is it's full of music. JJ's parents hold monthly dances or céilís and the book is full to the brim with Irish music and dancing. It'll make you wish that your family gathered around with a fiddle and a guitar on Fridays.Or, better yet it will give you something to listen for on your next (or first) trip to Ireland.

Here's a taste of what it might sound like...

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (this version is the graphic novel by Nancy Butler)

Oh Jane, how you make generations and generations of readers want to visit Pemberly. It's partially because we'd like to visit Fitzwilliam Darcy. But, today let's talk about how awesome it would be to wander the gardens that Lizzie did or stroll through the halls of a manor.

It's hard to feel that sort of old-world grandeur over here, but there, it would be easy to imagine wandering into the past.

We'd certainly be up for a quick jaunt to the U.K. and you can bet we'd be all for taking a Harry Potter tour as well :)

 top image from beamillion

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