A Question of Research

Well, several questions, actually. They’ve been flitting about my mind for a while now but, thanks to a message I received this morning, have been dragged kicking and screaming on to the page. The message, from someone I’ve occasionally had discussions with on various comment threads, asked whether any of the representations of the Afghanistan … Continue reading A Question of Research

Weekend Writing Warriors: 7th July 2013

Firstly and for anyone that stumbles upon this post who isn't part of the fabulous WeWriWa group already:Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly blog-hop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at Weekend Writing Warriors, then post 8 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, to go live between 12:00 noon Saturday, and 9:00 AM Sunday … Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors: 7th July 2013

Review: Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present – Conference – 21st & 22nd June 2013

Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to attend this two day conference, held in the delightful surrounds of Senate House – which is just off Russell Square, at the back of the British Museum and very close to Montague Street, for those of you who, like me, like to know such … Continue reading Review: Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present – Conference – 21st & 22nd June 2013

Loving London Life

I spent the majority of last week in London, two days of which were spent at a Sherlock Holmes conference (write up coming soon) and the rest of the time was spent variously mooching and visiting different theatres and favourite spots. The first evening I was there, the light was beautiful and I snapped this:If … Continue reading Loving London Life

Theatre Review: The Cripple of Inishmaan

Summary from the theatre website:Cripple Billy, orphaned since birth, just might have found a way off the Isle of Aran and a route all the way to Hollywood if he can persuade a small community of Islanders how much he wants to realise his dream. Martin McDonagh's comic masterpiece examines an ordinary coming of age … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Cripple of Inishmaan

Theatre Review: War Horse

Summary from the War Horse website: War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and magnificent artistry. South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company brings breathing, galloping, full-scale horses to life on the stage — their flanks, hides and sinews built of steel, leather … Continue reading Theatre Review: War Horse