Category Archives: reviews

Scotland Sightseeing 2018 Awards

Before we set off on the Scotland Tour at the beginning of May I had the thought of writing a travel blog each day as I did when I went on my travelogue tour some years ago. That idea turned

Scotland Sightseeing 2018 Awards

Before we set off on the Scotland Tour at the beginning of May I had the thought of writing a travel blog each day as I did when I went on my travelogue tour some years ago. That idea turned

The Last Jedi inspires R2D2 to hold the fort over the holiday

I’ve been away you know. You may not know, other than the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks, but I’ve been in Amsterdam with friends for New Year where we played murder mystery and I played Enrico

The Last Jedi inspires R2D2 to hold the fort over the holiday

I’ve been away you know. You may not know, other than the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks, but I’ve been in Amsterdam with friends for New Year where we played murder mystery and I played Enrico

Have they turned Sherlock into Rupert Bear?

The last couple of seasons of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman seem to have gone a bit awry. It all started to get a bit out of hand when they married off Watson to Mary. So far so

Have they turned Sherlock into Rupert Bear?

The last couple of seasons of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman seem to have gone a bit awry. It all started to get a bit out of hand when they married off Watson to Mary. So far so

Elstree 1976

R2D2 enjoyed his night out tonight at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford. We drove over there to see a showing of Elstree 1976, a documentary about the lives of the actors and extras who were involved in the first

Elstree 1976

R2D2 enjoyed his night out tonight at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford. We drove over there to see a showing of Elstree 1976, a documentary about the lives of the actors and extras who were involved in the first

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled

Shock! The Black Dog of Bungay – book review

Shock! The Black Dog of Bungay by Dr David Waldron and Christopher Reeve I read this book as research for a project I’m working on. I could tell you what it is but I’d have to kill you. Needless to

Shock! The Black Dog of Bungay – book review

Shock! The Black Dog of Bungay by Dr David Waldron and Christopher Reeve I read this book as research for a project I’m working on. I could tell you what it is but I’d have to kill you. Needless to

Into The Woods: A Five Act Journey Into Story – book review

Into The Woods: A Five Act Journey Into Story by John Yorke Ostensibly this is a book about story structure in film rather than books, but the lessons are the same so it’s useful to writers of any sort, be

Into The Woods: A Five Act Journey Into Story – book review

Into The Woods: A Five Act Journey Into Story by John Yorke Ostensibly this is a book about story structure in film rather than books, but the lessons are the same so it’s useful to writers of any sort, be