Reading for Saturday, 17 January
As can only happen in long epic novels, some paths start to cross. In this case, it’s the rather unlikely (well, I certainly wouldn’t have seen it coming) meeting of Nikolai Rostov and Princess Marya Bolkonsky.
Can you imagine it? After the huge blowout between his sister and her brother in the last book, he happens to arrive at her farm when she needs rescuing?
I can’t remember exactly how this subplot goes, but part of me is thinking that surely Marya could end up with somebody a bit better than this . . . well, we’ll just have to keep reading to find out what happens, won’t we?