Friday, 12 April 2013

Best Forever Friends…

Last weekend I had my oldest friend stay over at the cottage. Not that she is old – it’s just that we have known each other for all of our lives. We were born next door to each other and our mothers were good friends too.

 
 
Best Forever Friends

Thinking about my real best friends led me to think about fictional characters and how we befriend them. Some characters will only be our friends for the time it takes us to read a particular novel but others stay with us, in our minds and in our affections, perhaps forever. There are classic examples: Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. Heathcliff and Cathy Earnshaw. Emma Bovary. Jane Eyre. Rebecca de Winter…
Unforgettable contemporary fictional characters include Rupert Campbell Black (who could ever forget him?!) and perhaps more recently, Christian Grey…?
So which fictional characters would you count as your BFF’s…?
Please do share...
Janice xx

11 comments:

Rosemary Gemmell said...

How lovely to have the opportunity to meet up, Janice - and you both look great!

Mr Rochester, Jane Eyre, Elizabeth bennet, Mr Darcy - these are at the top of my list!

Janice Horton said...

Ah, the classics, Rosemary! Love your new photo btw!

Janice xx

Petra Rovere said...

Mr Rochester and Jane Eyre for sure, Erienne Fleming & Christopher Seton/Lord Saxton...

Janice Horton said...

Oooh - A Rose in Winter..! Thank you Petra. I haven't read it yet but it's now on my tbr list.

Janice xx

Petra Rovere said...

Janice that was my first book that made me awake whole night more approx 25 years ago. don't ask me how I looked the next morning...

Linn B Halton said...

Mr Darcy - but always in the form of Colin Firth ... can NEVER get him out of my mind! He, more than any other, was the epitome of what Darcy should be!

Janice Horton said...

Yup, Linn, I'm with you on the wet shirt effect!:)

Janice xx

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Janice .. the Georgette Heyer and Angelique novels really grabbed me - I can't say about the others ..

Sadly I lost my oldest friend about 10 years ago .. way too early .. my school friend is still around as are others .. we just slot back in to life .. it's fun. I bet you had a great time together ..

Cheers Hilary

Kit Domino said...

Am planning to meet up with my lifelong friend this year - we haven't seen each other for 45 years!
It's lovely having such long-term friendships - they are rare. As to fictional characters,I think there's a queue for Mr Darcy. Must be something to do with water and shirts, but for me it has to be Matilda, Lady of Hay. Great post, and certainly got me thinking. Cheers, Janice. :)

Janice Horton said...

Hi Hilary - so many poeple have recommended Georgette Heyer to me and yet, I'm embarassed to say, I've never read her books - yet. I think I've always gone for the contemporary. Sorry to hear about your oldest friend, that is so very sad. Yes, we had a fabulous weekend and have planned another get together soon.

Janice xx

Janice Horton said...

Hi Kit - oh my, a gap of 45 years will give you and your oldest friend plenty to talk about. How exciting for you to be getting together after all that time. Your Lady of Hay has been noted!

Love, Janice xx