Reviews

    Beautiful in the Morning Review

    November 18, 2019

    I’ve done so many fun things recently that I almost don’t know where to start… but seeing Flavia Casa’s first feature film, Beautiful in the Morning, has to count as a highlight. The storyline is not entirely new: a gawky adolescent girl, Marielle, is stretching her wings, testing her powers as a woman for the first time, and trying to find a place in her dislocated family. However, there are fresh elements which made the film very watchable. In this…

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    Beautiful in the Morning

    Can’t wait to see new film Beautiful in the Morning by the promising Italian-American director, Flavia Casa. I’m a sucker for the cinema anyway, and this is also the first time I will be…

    November 5, 2019
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    Freudian Slips at the Royal Academy

    I was a little wary when asked to go and see the Lucien Freud self portraits exhibition at the Royal Academy. I am off privileged white middle-class males at the moment, and Freud is…

    November 4, 2019
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    The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood

    I was lucky enough to pop along to the preview of this great show, the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, at the National Portrait Gallery the other night. There’s nothing like going to a gallery after hours;…

    October 31, 2019
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    Death in Dulwich DEAL!

    Just a quick one today to say that anyone who’s always fancied trying my London Murder Mystery series but has balked at the high price of, ahem, £1.99, well good news – today only…

    September 11, 2019
  • Writing

    Finding Inspiration: Truro and Torquay

    I was lucky enough to be able to take a couple of days off last week and jaunt down to two places that are fast becoming favourites, Devon and Cornwall. Each is associated with…

    July 17, 2019
  • Finding Nina: Sue Barnard
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    Meet the Author – Sue Barnard

    It’s wonderful to have fellow author and editor Sue Barnard on my blog today. Sue is a very talented writer with five novels to her name. Here she is introducing her sixth book: Hello…

    May 28, 2019
  • The Body in Belair Park, number six in the London Murder Mysteries series
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    The Body in Belair Park

    Well, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind month, but one of the nicest parts happened yesterday morning, when I opened a package containing… book number 6 in my London Murder Mysteries series, The…

    May 23, 2019
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    Van Gogh and Friends

    Bit of a hoo-ha with our attempt to see the Van Gogh and Britain exhibition at the Tate – we decided to meet outside the gallery but, when it came to it, three of…

    May 16, 2019
  • Working for Christian Dior by Jean Dawnay
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    Fashion and Fairytales – Dawnay and Dior

    After my review for Dior: Exhibition of Dreams it was lovely to be asked to review a gorgeous little book, Working for Christian Dior, by Jean Dawnay. This little story, only fifty or so pages long…

    April 21, 2019