War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

What can I say?  After listening to the excellent BBC Radio 4 dramatisation broadcast on New Year’s Day 2015 (which I downloaded and listened to at my leisure), and then watching again the TV production from the early 1970s, I felt that I ought to give the book a try.  I got a few chapters in but then I left it.

I will try again, since reading the text gives one a different experience of a book, and, after all, it was designed to be read (though not in translation).  Writing this some months on, in June 2015, I am not in any great hurry to go back to it.  Perhaps this is a winter read!