Reviews

    Blade Runner 2049

    October 20, 2017

    I was a bit nervous about seeing Blade Runner 2049, as I’m so keen on the original film. I fell for it in the 1980s, when its combination of a mysteriously Asiatic dystopian Los Angeles and the archly stylised costumes seemed so clever. There were hints at the calamity which must have brought the world to this mysterious twilight pass, but nothing was ever explained. I loved its sense of enigma. It was also one of the few films of…

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    Matisse in his Studio

    Had a lovely interlude the other day visiting the Royal Academy – always a favourite place anyway, as it’s directly opposite the duck-egg blue box of treats that is Fortnum & Mason – with…

    October 4, 2017
  • Blog

    One for the Money…

    Ok, a bit of a moral dilemma for you all today. What would you do if a cashier in a Bureau de Change in a big department store made a massive mistake with some…

    September 23, 2017
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    Meet the Author – Isabella May

    I’m so pleased to welcome fellow author Isabella May to my blog today. Isabella’s new novel, Oh! What a Pavlova, has one of the most tempting covers I’ve ever seen and promises to be…

    September 17, 2017
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    Meet the Author – Tessa Robertson

    I’m loving my occasional ‘meet the author’ posts, it’s a great way to get a privileged lowdown on new books before they even come out, and find out a bit about their authors. Today…

    September 14, 2017
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    Cadbury’s Tiffin

    It’s been lovely having Child One at home over the summer, and one of the great things about her presence (apart from having someone else in the house who makes great tea and understands…

    September 14, 2017
  • Writing

    Death in Dulwich – publication day

    So yesterday was the official publication day for Death in Dulwich and, as well as a virtual Facebook party, I had a real life launch at the wonderful Village Books in the heart of…

    September 7, 2017
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    Meet the Author: Katharine Johnson

    It’s lovely to welcome Katharine Johnson to my blog today as part of my occasional Meet the Author series. Katharine is a journalist with a passion for crime novels, old houses and all things…

    August 27, 2017
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    Bottleshot Brew

    Sponsored post  We like a languorous morning here at DD Towers, particularly those of us who are over twelve but under, ahem, forty-ish. That means Child 1 and Child 2, basically, who have spent…

    August 24, 2017
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    First world problems

      Ok, bear with me. Of all my first world problems, this is almost certainly the firstiest. I may be having too many launch parties for my book.  The thing is that, when my…

    August 18, 2017