Friends of Betty MacDonald
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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.

Lee Brown - Mar 13, 2008, 7:07 AM
I listened to this tody and the programme was just superb.Its UNMISSABLE to any me and so many others Lynn has been enchanted by the stories since childhood and has even,like me,made the pilgrimage from the UK to Vashon and the Egg and I Road. I think the programme is on the BBC site and is available worldwide for a week or two...use the link! [LINK]
frankalexander - Mar 13, 2008, 8:32 AM
Listeners: Don't be put off by the leader talking about UK budgets; just let it drone on for about 40 seconds and off you go!
frankalexander - Mar 13, 2008, 8:32 AM
And welcome to Lee, our newest member!
johnftwa48in - Mar 18, 2008, 9:25 PM
The BBC radio show was good, but all it did was rehash what we already know.
debbies - Apr 23, 2008, 11:46 PM
BBC Radio 4 was kind enough to donate a CD of this program (or, as they say, programme) to our group. Watch the posts regarding our May 3rd Live Auction for more about this Great Brit salute to Betty on her 100th birthday. - Gubbie

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