] Catherine Morland is,in many ways,your typical small town girl-with all her brothers,it's no wonder that she was very tomboyish as a child,with her love for cricket and romping outdoors.
On my last read/listen of the first chapter, it struck me: Today Catherine would, with all probability, be diagnosed with ADD (or ADHD) and prescribed with Ritalin.. .
She can’t sit still, and she seems really hyperactive. She couldn’t learn “for she was often inattentive, and occasionally stupid”...
Reading the chapter now, I am thinking that my impression had to do a lot with Anna Massey’s reading. She reads Catherine’s description quickly and breathlessly, as if she herself is a bit hyper..