Адаптированная книга на английском языке «Love Actually by Richard Curtis».
‘Whenever I feel unhappy about the state of the world,’ the Prime Minister thought to himself, ‘I think about the Arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport, where happy, smiling passengers greet their friends and relatives. It seems to me that love is everywhere. It isn’t big news — but it’s always there. Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, friends and strangers. When the planes hit New York, people’s last phone calls weren’t messages of hate. They were messages of love. If you look for it, you’ll find — I think — that love actually is all around us …’
In a recording studio in London, an ageing rock star was recording a new song.
I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes.’
Three much younger singers joined in enthusiastically: ‘Love is all around me — and so the …’
‘I’m afraid you did it again, Billy!’ his manager, Joe, called out. ‘I know the old words so well.’
‘We all do — and that’s why we’re doing these new ones.’
‘Right. OK. Let’s do it again.’
The music started again. Billy sang: ‘I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. Love is all … Oh no!’
The music stopped and then started again.
‘I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes.
Christmas is all around me …’
‘And so the feeling grows.
It’s written in the wind, It’s everywhere I go.
So if you really love Christmas Come on and let it snow …’
Billy stopped singing. ‘This is rubbish, isn’t it?’ he said.
‘Yes — complete rubbish, great rock star!’ Joe agreed happily.
In another part of the city, Jamie was preparing to go out. His girlfriend Katya watched him from the bed.
‘I’m going to be late for the wedding,’ he said anxiously.
‘It’s just round the corner. You’ll be there in time.’
‘You really don’t mind me going without you?’ he asked.
‘No — I’m just feeling bad.’
‘I love you,’ Jamie told her, and he kissed her.
‘I love you even when you’re ill and look terrible.’
‘I know. Now go, or you’ll miss it.’
Jamie left the room, then put his head round the door again. ‘Did I tell you that I love you?’
‘Yes, you did,’ Katya said impatiently. ‘Now go!’
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