It’s the first day of the 150th year since Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was first published – a favorite novel of mine, so I was excited to see the new series which aired just after Christmas. Here are my thoughts on the latest film iteration. Continue reading A new Little Women for the new year: a review
Things I’ve been wondering about Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: The Laurences, the Marches, and all that happened between the lines… Continue reading Unsolved mysteries in Little Women
For all who have ever wondered why Meg March accepted John Brooke… Continue reading Why Meg says yes: Defending Little Women’s John Brooke
We know he was half-Italian, exceedingly wealthy, and loved Jo desperately. Here are ten things you might not have known about Little Women’s Theodore Laurence. Continue reading 10 things you may not know about Little Women’s Laurie
Do you think that Beth could have married and started her own family? I wonder too if she would’ve been able to share her music outside of the family. Susan Bailey, Louisa May Alcott is my passion Continue reading The potential lives of Beth March
Louisa May Alcott chose Friedrich Bhaer for Jo March in Little Women, and for many readers he is the perfect fit – a learned, mature professor who spurs her to write from the heart. Then why do some wish Alcott had written a marriage between Jo and her best friend Laurie instead? Surely it’s got to be more than the fact Christian Bale played Laurie in 1994…I suspect it’s to do with the stories we grew up with and learned to love. Continue reading The exceptional choice: Why some of us still wish it had been Jo and Laurie…
It’s the literary debate that has spanned a hundred and fifty years. Little Women’s Jo March was adventurous, loyal, and talented – and so was her best friend, boy-next-door-aspirant-pianist Theodore Laurence. So when he asked her to marry him, why did she say no? Continue reading Why did Jo say no?