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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes (film, 2009)

Directed by: Guy Ritchie I really like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories and novels about Sherlock Holmes – more famous than his creator – and wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to watch Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film version which takes … Continue reading

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The Best of Jennings – Anthony Buckeridge

(Sevenoaks 2010) Jennings Goes To School (1950) / Jennings Follows A Clue (1951) / Jennings’ Little Hut (1951) / Jennings and Darbishire (1952) The Jennings stories originally came to life in 1948 as a series of radio plays on Children’s … Continue reading

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Have His Carcase – Dorothy L. Sayers

(Hodder & Stoughton 2003, originally published 1932) Harriet Vane, acquitted at a second trial of murdering her lover Philip Boyes (the story told in Strong Poison), is on a walking holiday in the south-west of England. She is a detective … Continue reading

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Grass – Sheri S. Tepper

A science fiction novel, with some great characters, a really detailed and believable planet and homeworld/colony set up. I really liked the details of the other (non-human) colonists of the planet Grass (and its grasses), and the slow revelation of … Continue reading

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