The mass media have already decided that a Royal Wedding will take our minds off the desperate state of the nation. Earlier today the media were full of the story that Mr Cameron, our Coalition Prime Minister, had given away the Sudetenland, but that has all been swept off the news by the forthcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I wish this couple all the best for their future, but their lives will be a lot easier than most other young couples getting married next year*, who will struggle financially because of the mess we are in as a nation.
It is lucky I have got a long "TBR next shelf " of books to shield me from the media blitz that will accompany everything about the Royal Wedding. After all there is a much more important wedding* happening late next year.
Four out of the sixteen books are WWII related, four out of sixteen set in Italy, four out of sixteen set in the Nordic countries, and two set in Asia; so I think it is a fair balance. But I don't promise to stick to this schedule if something good turns up and shouts "read me!"