Monthly Archives: July 2017
Playing with Fire by Arthur Conan Doyle PLAYING WITH FIRE I cannot pretend to say what occurred on the 14th of April last at No. 17, Badderly Gardens. Put down in black and white, my surmise might seem too crude, too grotesque, for serious consideration. And yet that something did occur, and that it was […]
This week’s painting is Max Ernst’s Two Children are Threatened by a Nightingale.
The Pharaoh’s Cat by Maria Luisa Lang The Pharaoh’s Cat, a tragicomic fantasy narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, tells of a free-spirited, wise-cracking stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly acquires human powers and immediately captivates the young Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents’ death. The cat […]
I recently reviewed David Smith’s Love in Lindfield and I’ve just finished his Letters to Strabo. Although the former was a fun read, the latter is definitely more my style and I really enjoyed the adventure. As Finn’s mother dies, he promises that he’ll find out what really happened to his father, a man Finn […]
I’m pretty late to the party, but last night I finally got round to watching The Birds, the Hitchcock film based on Daphne du Maurier’s story of the same name (first published in The Apple Tree). It stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren, both intriguing but slightly unlikable, at least in these roles anyway. The […]
Originally posted on Jade's Bookshelf:
Cover design: Mike Russell Published December 31st 2014 by StrangeBooks Format: eBook Author: Mike Russell Genre: Short stories, fiction Pages: 146 Star rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Opening line: “Mr Spencer’s scones are legendary.” Goodreads synopsis: 20 mind-expanding short stories. Inspiring, liberating, otherworldly, magical, surreal, bizarre, funny, disturbing, unique… all of these…