My sister, a teacher and mother of three, sends a text:
have book festival at school tomorrow. meant 2 go as a character from a book. am going as Wendy; Bob the Builder’s mate.
I am very impressed. Indeed I’m so impressed that my sister may just as well be going to school bookfest as character from pages of a book with infinitely more literary weight than Bob the Builder. Dressing the part of a contemporary charcater (unless you’re going as Harry Potter, of course) is much more difficult than dressing up as – say – Cleopatra or Tinkerbell.
What does Wendy wear? I want to know.
A hard hat, jeans and a sign on her back, according to my sister: I can’t fix it; ask Bob.