Sunday, August 07, 2005

16/12/1970 - what's coming up on telly tonight?!

The first of three novels, for fans of the telly series. Oh no, sorry, the blurb on the back reads: But a wider readership than those who followed the TV episodes will enjoy this book as an excellent piece of story-telling on its own - a fine example of the English family novel, which will never fail to appeal.

Did you know that the actress who played Jean, Shelagh Fraser (pictured on front and back covers of the book), also appeared in the first Star Wars film in 1977? I spotted her straight away and returned from the cinema to tell my incredulous mother that "that woman from A Family At War was in Star Wars!"

Mum's response? "Oh, Andy, don't talk daft!" But I was right...