Book Review: No Better Place by Alistair Duncan

Summary: No Better Place: Arthur Conan Doyle, Windlesham and Communication with the Other Side (1907-1930)Following his second marriage in 1907 Arthur Conan Doyle was looking to the future. The years ahead would see the birth of three children, fresh literary success and the discovery of his new faith. Those same years would also see the … Continue reading Book Review: No Better Place by Alistair Duncan

Theatre: Hamlet at the Barbican – A Reaction

Wow. Just wow. Both for Benedict and for everyone and everything else in the production. This is Hamlet on the grandest of scales! Benedict managed, unsurprisingly, to give me everything I want in my Hamlet as well as aspects of the character I had no idea could be there. I'm wanting to gush about all … Continue reading Theatre: Hamlet at the Barbican – A Reaction

Monthly Musings for August – a very early edition!

I am pretty much running on empty right now, so this is going to be short, sweet, and to the point.I’m going on a total posting hiatus until October 9th because I just don’t have the time or energy to create any new content until my first exam is done (when I still won’t have … Continue reading Monthly Musings for August – a very early edition!

WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 13 – The Munitionettes

I sat down this month intending to write a post about the women who spent the war surrounded by explosives and chemicals  - which turned their skins yellow, earning them the nickname of the Canaries, and caused many long term health issues - making the bullets and bombs that our Armies - at the various … Continue reading WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 13 – The Munitionettes

Theatre Review: High Society – Old Vic

Summary [from the Old Vic website]:You’re invited to the wedding of the year, and what a swell party it’s going to be! Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband … Continue reading Theatre Review: High Society – Old Vic

Monthly Musings for July 2015

Oh my life what a month! I have been doing all the study and doing all the things as well. Which means I’ve an absolutely rubbish friend and beta reader and have many apologies to make. So we’ll start with that: To all the people who have attempted to contact me ... I apologise unreservedly … Continue reading Monthly Musings for July 2015

Theatre Review: Gypsy – Savoy Theatre

I’m late to the party with this one, because this the second run of this particular production, brought to the West End after an incredibly successful first outing in Chichester. Needless to say I’m very glad that they managed to bring it to London (although I could have done without London prices) and I loved … Continue reading Theatre Review: Gypsy – Savoy Theatre