Arts and Culture, Films, Television

Review: Agatha Christie’s ‘The Witness for the Prosecution’

I adore Agatha Christie. Both novels and film alike and very nearly missed catching the BBC adaptation of The Witness for the Prosecution during the festive period - the perils of not watching live TV very often and forsaking buying a TV mag (note to self: perhaps make buying a TV mag a New Years… Continue reading Review: Agatha Christie’s ‘The Witness for the Prosecution’

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Arts and Culture, Books, General Musings

So true, all my life.

  This is probably the most relate-able quote I have seen. I am definitely the girl who ignores everyone and everything when I am reading a book. I get so single minded you could start a fire and I wouldn't notice. C is used to it and my Mum used to despair of it! But… Continue reading So true, all my life.

Arts and Culture, Poetry

Wedding Reading – Love lives, John Clare

I don't think I ever got round to sharing my final wedding reading? I had to scrap my original as they were having it as part of the readings anyway (grrr!), so I had to do another hunt and eventually found this lovely poem by John Clare. I think it's beautiful and really echoes the… Continue reading Wedding Reading – Love lives, John Clare

Arts and Culture, Books

Book Review: The Tea Planters Wife – Dinah Jefferies

I admit I was completely suckered in to picking up this book because of the front cover and its promise of far away climes and exotic places. It certainly delivered on the exotic climes with the book entirely set in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and the local cities and plantations in the early 19th Century… Continue reading Book Review: The Tea Planters Wife – Dinah Jefferies

Arts and Culture, Books

Book Review: No Place For a Lady – Gill Paul

I have a bit of a soft spot for fiction set during, around or inspired by the period of the Crimean War, one of my favourite books is The Street Philosopher by Matthew Plampin and I adore the Charge of the Light Brigade poem so this book automatically peaked my interest when I saw it.… Continue reading Book Review: No Place For a Lady – Gill Paul