Here’s to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (& Susanna Clarke)…in memory of AnnaLeah & Mary

I have not read Susanna Clarke’s book, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. But AnnaLeah did. And she staged a photoshoot–portraying Mary reading through the book with various emotions passing across her face as she made her way through the book.

Today, I am getting ready to watch the mini-series based on the book with other members of my family. No matter how good it is or isn’t, it feels like AnnaLeah and Mary were somehow cheated of the opportunity to watch it. For no good reason.

But I am determined to watch it with an open heart and mind–even though it has to be without them. I imagine that AnnaLeah would prefer it that way.

AnnaLeah staged Mary reading a book

AnnaLeah staged Mary reading a book (1)

AnnaLeah staged Mary reading a book (2)

 

AnnaLeah staged Mary reading a book (3)

 

AnnaLeah staged Mary reading a book (4)

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AnnaLeah staged Mary reading a book (7)

(Note: Mary had not read the book yet at the time of this photoshoot.)

 

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