Category Archives: reviews

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

Mahatma Gandhi – An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> I started reading this because some one Facebook was posting a statement that Gandhi would have supported gun ownership rights in the US after the latest school shooting. I found this so outrageous that I got

Mahatma Gandhi – An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> I started reading this because some one Facebook was posting a statement that Gandhi would have supported gun ownership rights in the US after the latest school shooting. I found this so outrageous that I got

The Prophecy of Kinnaird – book review

By Cassandra Bellingham This is a coming of age story where a teenager who feels he doesn’t belong in the world discovers his true identity, breaks away from his parents and forges a place in the world. I don’t normally

The Prophecy of Kinnaird – book review

By Cassandra Bellingham This is a coming of age story where a teenager who feels he doesn’t belong in the world discovers his true identity, breaks away from his parents and forges a place in the world. I don’t normally