Category Archives: review

Sinister Dexter A Book Review #bookreview

I’ve not read as much as I should because I’ve been on an audible binge. However I’ve had a few days when my world has been driving me dental. An operation to remove a reluctant canine has been less than … Continue reading

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The Children Act #filmreview

I’m ambivalent about Ian McEwan as an author – Chesil Beach, tick; Atonement, hand wobble; Amsterdam, get me outta here. So finding out The Children Act was by McEwan made me pause. But Emma Thompson was playing the lead, a … Continue reading

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When Is An Ending Not An Ending #review #film #firstreformed

When I began writing my first novel, a lot of emphasis was placed on the opening – did it draw the reader in, was it flabby, lightweight? I’m not I’ve ever managed to get my beginnings just so and I … Continue reading

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Listening To Another Allellujah! #theatre #review

I’m breathing hard. The hillside is a mass of tumbled rocks, like a set of ill-shaped marbles that some troll has just cast down the slope. If I could, I might hear the fall of water nearby, some rain swollen … Continue reading

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Killer Of An Evening #theatrereview #summerheat

Boy it’s hot enough to boil a monkey’s bum. So spake Monty Python’s Bruce. But so would spake all Londoners and indeed most Brits just now. What do you do if you are expiring through heat? You go and sit … Continue reading

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When Absolutes Are Anything But…. #review #theatre

I’ve been having a ‘mare with ordering theatre tickets recently. For our last two trips I seem to have managed to order five tickets for each performance. Ordering four might have some logic in that we might take one or … Continue reading

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Of pies and prisoners #filmreview

When I first started work in a legal role, I was less than poorly paid. So much so I sold my bike to fund a holiday. Even then the best we could manage was a trip to the Channel Islands, … Continue reading

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