This weekend I am reading Blythe Gifford's truly wonderful book, In The Master's Bed. Saying it will last the weekend is pushing it. I'll be at The End before sundown! And it's a really fantastic read, highly recommended and rather hard to put down. More here.
Plus it's made me wake up that this book obviously taps into a secret fantasy I did not know I had e.g. disguising myself as a boy/young guttersnipe in the hope of being unveiled by Mr Hunky. Yes. It is true and I just hadn't realised. So, I am asking myself, where did the deep, dark 'playing panto boy' fantasy come from? :) I have a rather strong suspicion it's Blackadder. Especially as my favourite episode is when Edmund falls for his 'boy' Bob. Plus Bob in Blackadder Goes Forth is almost as satisfying too...
“ Let me put it another way, Bob. You are a girl. And you're a girl with as much talent for disguise as a giraffe in dark glasses trying to get into a polar bears-only golf club."
I rest my case.
You can see Bob and Edmund here.