From the level of bobbing up and down that went on, it was fairly obvious that Fran had got the idea of who Jadis, Queen of Charn might be. Maddy wasn’t far behind and both of them enjoyed the humour of Uncle Andrew the “King”. I hate being interupted while reading outloud but i swallowed my ill-humour and, inspired by Sarah, i managed to stop for a few conversations about what was going on. Fran is an interesting little person to have a conversation about the rights of a ruler over his/her subjects with. For a 7 year old, i think she’s got quite an able grip of the politics of royalty; certainly, despite her abiding love of Henry VIII, she doesn’t think he was a particularly good man. Anyway, the “Deplorable Word” bit of this chapter is fairly blunt but did give us food for thought.
It did also bring up “dying suns” again though; HESFESers may remember Fran sobbing with fear about our sun dying then coming up with the classic â€œMummy, iâ€™m really worried about the end of the world. Iâ€™m worried weâ€™ll start again and be cows and i wonâ€™t be able to learn about Greek Myths.â€ Lol. So we might be doing something about that tomorrow i suspect 😀
Might be interesting to explore the use of the word against “the bomb” at some point too i suppose, given it was written just after. It can only be a matter of time till WW2 interests Fran.