Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Still lots to read...

...concerning the Pope's visit. There is a feast of good reading in this commentary on the whole four days, written by Jean Mercier, a French journalist with whom I spent some time in London - we shared a memorable midnight soup-and-snacks with a London family after the HYde Park Vigil and before hurrying to catch a 1.20am parish bus to Birmingham...

For some reason, reading about English things in a French journal always seems hilarious, as in Jean's description of some children studying at "l'├ęcole catholique de Walthamstow, une banlieue du nord de Londres". Never thought of Walthamstow as a banlieue...

5 comments:

johnf said...

Your Jean Mercier link doesn't seem to exist, Joanna.

Anonymous said...

Auntie, le link ne marche pas.

Romulus

pelerin said...

Would be interested to read the French commentary on the Papal visit but when I click on the link I get 'Sorry etc' Any other way of getting it please?

Joanna Bogle said...

It should now work - try!

Auntie J.

pelerin said...

Just got round to trying it again and - ca marche! Better late than never. It's always interesting to read an outsider's view of anything - thanks for the link.