(emma.) feminism. bbc radio 4. history. zombies run. les misérables.
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may your ka live, and may you achieve millions of years, you who love thebes, sitting with your face to the north wind, and your eyes seeing happiness. -- the wishing cup of tutankhamun
“And the programme was a Pozzitive production for the BBCCCCCCCC!!!”
The year is 1916. France is at war, and civilians find themselves struggling more each day to adjust to the worsening conditions. The wealthy Valjeans are no exception. With most of their countryside estate’s staff serving at the front, life for them has suddenly gone from being orderly to erratic. Daughter Cosette has her own set of problems to resolve, as she attempts to juggle between a secret romance with newly enlisted footman Marius through letters, and a wartime-inspired awakening for politics. Relief comes briefly to the household when a medically-discharged soldier named Javert turns up looking for work. Unknown to the family, however, Javert has been under the false impression that his brother’s wrongful execution a year ago was the result of patriarch and attorney Jean’s prosecution, and is now seeking any perfect opportunity to ruin him …