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Tamara Drewe

You don’t need to have read Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd to enjoy this, a sort of adaptation at several removes. British cartoonist Posy Simmonds used Hardy’s novel as the basis for a serialized graphic novel that ran for two years in the newspaper The Guardian. (She previously gave the same treatment to Flaubert with her modernized Gemma Bovary. So much for my ignorant belief that graphic novels were the territory only of zombies and superheroes.)


Unless you’re a fan of Christina Aguilera, in which case you’ve probably already seen this twice, I can only think of three reasons why you might want to buy a ticket. And you will be disappointed in each case.

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