Is anyone here a fan of Kazuo Ishiguro? He’s one of my all-time favourite novelists, and I was so pleased to hear that he has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Remains of the Day is the book that all the news articles mentioned, but others have made a bigger impression on me. I remember chortling at passages in The Unconsoled, and aching with melancholy after reading A Pale View of Hills. Ishiguro is one of my go-to novelists, who I can rely on to help me see the world in a different light.
Speaking of books, October seems a good month for cosying up with a novel. As fortune would have it, I was asked to test out BookBeat, an audiobook service that gives unlimited listening for a monthly fee. Looking back, I also wrote about our last outing of the summer holidays: to London’s Museumland, where we managed to visit both the Science Museum and the V&A.
If you’ve come here for the #CulturedKids link-up, head over to Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays, as she’s hosting this month. There, you’ll find my post on the London museums, as well as a host of other ideas for cultural fun with kids.
Speaking of which, I can’t leave without giving my favourites from last month’s #CulturedKids community. They really were a fine bunch.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy reading about Plutonium Sox‘s trip to Warwick Castle, where Nat and her family stayed overnight in a medieval-style lodge.
Mum’s Gone To visited Bletchley Park, and learned more about the lives of the codebreakers who helped put an end to WWII.
And Oregon Girl Around the World piqued my interest after my recent trip to Oslo, Norway. She wrote about the Kjerringøy Trading post, in the far north of Norway, where fishermen in the 1800s and 1900s traded their catch for supplies and amenities.
What have you been up to this month? I’m looking forward to reading all your posts, over on Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays. November’s #CulturedKids will be back here on the Pigeon Pair and Me, on Friday 3rd.