Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Alan Bennett on New Zealand

In Alan Bennett’s latest novella, The Uncommon Reader, Queen Elizabeth is speaking to her equerry, Sir Kevin, about his homeland:

“New Zealand, that land of sheep and Sunday afternoons….If one wanted to pass the time one would go to New Zealand.”

Source: Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007), 28, 29.

A review of this novella is posted at Reviewing Books and Movies.

Image: “that land of sheep…”