Fruity be­hav­iour

The Simple Things - - ESCAPE | OUTING -

In HE Bates’ 1958 novella The Dar­ling Buds of May, straw­berry fields are the set­ting for flir­ta­tion and fisticuffs…

Pauline Jack­son tries it on with the In­land Rev­enue’s Cedric Charl­ton, who is stay­ing with the Larkin fam­ily while at­tempt­ing to get to the bot­tom of Pop’s tax af­fairs and has, in the mean­time, at­tracted the at­ten­tion of daugh­ter Ma­ri­ette, with whom he’s also fallen in love. In the early 90s ITV adap­ta­tion, Ma­ri­ette, played by a very young Cather­ine Zeta-Jones, and her neme­sis, Pauline, end up fight­ing among the soft fruit with Ma (Pam Fer­ris) among the crowd of spec­ta­tors cheer­ing on her daugh­ter.

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