The second show I saw last week was the revival of My Fair Lady at the Coliseum. As ever I loved the music – which sounds amazing with the ENO orchestra – but really wished that Henry Higgins wasn’t such an dreadful misogynist and that Eliza had some better options for a happy ending. And as I walked home I realised that what I wanted to read next was something with a hero who teaches the heroine some sort of skill – but who isn’t actually awful – maybe a bit prickly or guarded but actually a big old softie on the inside. But I’ve been having trouble finding anything – so if you have a recommendation for anything like this, please put it in the comments!
4 thoughts on “Recommendations wanted: not quite My Fair Lady”
It’s gender-flipped to what you’re talking about, but ANGLING FOR YOU has the heroine teaching the hero how to fly-fish.
Oooh. Thank you. It’s gone on the list!
Does Gone With The Wind count? Rhett subtly helped Scarlett to overcome social convention as to what widows could and couldn’t do.
Not sure. Maybe I need to read it and decide?