Wow, you wrote your thesis about Jane Eyre and Sense and Sensibility
Which other books?
Anyone here read books from Hall Caine?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_Caine
"The woman Thou gavest me" - that is such a book that I almost remember it line by line
Ish, about the job interview, here's one thing that might be worth trying: Whenever I went for a job interview I decided beforehand that it's my job and it's for me to decide whether to take it or not - it worked every time
Thank you Maria. Kriss and Acropolis for the good luck wishes
And thanks Wolfie for the great advice! I'll definitely have that in mind next time
In answer to your question Wolfie, the other two books included in my thesis were North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and Mill On The Floss by George Eliot. Both amazing female authors of their time. N+S is an all time favourite book of mine. I love all the TV adaptations of all of these books too, (and several more) I'm such a sucker for all of these 19th century male characters
The actual subject I studied was History but I loved the idea of writing about these classics so much that I managed to engineer a question that involved comparing the lives of these female characters within the books with the lives of real life women in the 19th century. Which meant I got to talk about books that I loved. Lots. I haven't read any of the books by Hall Caine unfortunately, I may look into them
Anyway, I'm rambling again
The interview went OK this morning. The guy interviewing me did manage to pronounce my name wrong but I couldn't quite bring myself to correct him - I don't think that would have got us off on the right foot! I had a bit of a nightmare trying to find the actual office, after walking what felt like several miles using some dodgy directions from the internet. I found a much easier and quicker way on the way back, one that didn't involve me walking in a giant circle.
I was almost late but got there in the nick of time. I did however, feel immediately out of place when I walked in - after seeing some of the other employees roaming around it became clear to me that they only hired beautiful people. Seriously, the men looked like they should be in GQ magazine and the women looked like they had all just walked out of a commercial
But the actual interview was OK, I wasn't really asked too many questions to be honest, and what I was asked, I think I answered well and I did do my best. He spent most of the time talking himself which was fine by me. I should find out probably next week. I'm not overly hopeful about it, but I at least had some experience of a more professional interview which I've never really had before.
I'm so very sorry for going on and on - if any of you actually did make it through all that then you deserve a cookie