Have you read Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke? It has nothing to do with Bonfire Night, but I've been meaning to ask you. It's sort of like a Harry Potter for adults. Magicians and faeries and all that. And it has a god awful cover and it's ridiculously long (1000 pages) and has made-up historic footnotes that are pages long and I didn't think I'd like it at all but my boyfriend made me read it and it was WONDERFUL. I think you'd adore it, I have a feeling...
What happened on the 5th of November?Little lost here..HALP!
i totally have no idea what this is about. or why it's a big deal. i feel like i'm missing something. please explain.
"the gun powder treason and plot.I know of no reasonthat the gunpowder treasonshould ever be forgot."You get extra "Hi, I'm totally awesome" points for referencing this today. :)Also, for those who don't know:Guy Fawkes Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_DayV for Vendetta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_Vendetta_%28film%29One of the greatest films ever!
Yay!! I'm always happy to see Guy Fawkes references - I lived in England for the first 14 years of my life so naturally every November 5th was a huge celebration of fireworks, toffee apples and bonfires. Since moving to Canada, I still go celebrate - in my dad's back garden, with cheap little fireworks that go about 2 feet off the ground, but still full of fun, sparkles and hot chocolate :)