On Radio 4, 11.30am March 13, The Egg and I: Betty MacDonald Had a Farm: Betty MacDonald was 16 when she married her handsome farmer. Then she discovered the realities of raising chickens in the backwoods of America’s north west which, thanks to her happy and resilient nature, she wrote into her bestselling 1940s comic account of it, The Egg and I (recently serialised on Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime). Lynne Truss, a genuinely comic observer of life herself, is a MacDonald fan so, to mark her centenary, she goes out to Seattle to find out more about the author who could turn any disaster into barrels of laughs.
Hey! It's not my fault people send me this stuff with one day lead time.
And by the way, I fail to find Lynne Truss in our member list. Those of you within striking distance should immediately drag her kicking and screaming to the registration form.