Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

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Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Post by J.R. » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:24 pm

keibat wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:21 pm
I watched the repeat of 'The Graham Norton Show' last night, two of his guests, both of Afro origin were quite happy talking to each other, regularly using the 'N' word. Weird, or what ??

Was that the same episode with Kate Winslet,one of the topics being
The Mountain Between Us? (which my wife and I went to see last Saturday).
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Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Post by sejintenej » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:25 pm

Foureyes wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 am
Sentinej,
Could that have been 'Bhowani Junction' by John Masters, which was about the last days of the Raj and considered rather 'racy' at the time?
David :shock:
I have been away and just now saw the thread title and remembered the book name; yes, it was Bohwani Junction as you write
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Re: Boys’ favourite books (& their pages) in the CH Library

Post by sejintenej » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:32 pm

J.R. wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:36 pm
michael scuffil wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:22 pm
but his reply was that he [Kit Aitken] would wait for the film

For an English-language film, he would have had to wait until 1981. Did he live that long?
In fact, a film was made in French long before the novel was published in Britain. But in those days, there was no video.

(Actually, Lady Chatterley is not a very nice book. It uses disability as a metaphor for worthlessness and decadence. Disability, what's more, incurred as a result of a war wound.)
Shows you how quickly times change. I watched the repeat of 'The Graham Norton Show' last night, two of his guests, both of Afro origin were quite happy talking to each other, regularly using the 'N' word. Weird, or what ??
re Lady C; I had that thought at the time for the same reason.

It's OK if they use the N word but we cannot; IMHO that is outright racism. They and Graham Norton (or if he was absent, the fill-in host) should be publicly hauled over the coals and the host and senior backroom staff sacked forthwith .
OTOH I do know it is considered normal speech amongst many of them.
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