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6.8.15

ELIZABETH IS MISSING (エリザベスがいない)



I have finish reading a novel 'Elizabeth Is Missing'.  Tom (a teacher of my English conversation class) recommended the novel at the class, and I got the digital version of the novel three weeks ago.

The novel is narrated by an 82-year-old woman named Maud with dementia who is searching the neighbourhood for an elderly friend Elizabeth.  She also remembers sudden disappearance of her newly married elderly sister Sukey seventy years ago.  The narrative flits between the present day and the postwar period.  The most difficult problem of Maud is her memory disorder; she cannot remember what happened a few seconds ago.  She struggles to solve two mysteries, but it's hard...

The book is a bit difficult for me to read in English, but I have read it in three weeks, for it is very interesting.  

The guardian said that 'the TV rights have already been sold and you can almost hear the calls being placed to Dame Judi and/or Dame Maggie.'  I'm looking forward to watching its TV drama in the near future.


(「エリザベスがいない」という小説を今日読み終えました。英会話のトム先生が勧めてくれた本で、電子版を3週間前に買いました。82歳の認知症のある女性マウドが近所に住む友人のエリザベスがいなくなったと探します。彼女は70年前に新婚の姉が突然いなくなった時のことも並行して語っていきます。物語は過去と戦後すぐの時代を行ったり来たりします。マウドの最も困った問題は記憶障害があることで、ほんのさっきのことを忘れてしまいます。彼女は二つのミステリーを解決しようと奮闘しますが、簡単にはいかず・・・  この本は原書で読むのはちょっと私には難しかったのですが、内容が面白いので3週間で読み終えました。 英国紙ガーディアンは、テレビの放映権はすでに売却済みで、配役がジュディ・デンチあるいはマギー・スミスという声があがっている、などと書いています。近いうちにテレビドラマとして見るのが楽しみです。)






Today I got to know that the author Emma Healey is a young woman (born  in 1985).  She seems to have a great future.


(この本の著者が1985年生まれの若い女性だと今日知りました。彼女の将来も楽しみです。)




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