• Val Penny's Hunter's Secret
    Blog

    Meet the Author – Val Penny

    I’m very glad today to be able to welcome author Val Penny back to my blog. Val’s Edinburgh-based murder mystery series, starring Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson, has been compared with the work of Ian…

    March 17, 2020
  • Blog Reviews

    Good Eggs

    It seems like a world away now but it was only about three weeks ago that I squeezed into a little temporary theatre in Webbs Road, Clapham with loads of friends. We were all…

    March 15, 2020
  • Queen and Slim
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    Queen and Parasite

    By accident, I saw two brilliant films back-to-back last week. The first was Queen and Slim, which I’d not heard much about and which didn’t seem to have been getting rave reviews. I wasn’t…

    February 14, 2020
  • Revelation by Jo Fenton
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    Meet the Author – Jo Fenton

    I’m really pleased to introduce talented fellow psychological thriller author Jo Fenton to my blog today.  Thanks so much, Alice, for inviting me onto your blog to talk about my new book, Revelation. For…

    February 6, 2020
  • Reviews

    Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

    I’ve been longing to see the treasures of Tutankhamun since 1972, when I was deemed too young to go to the British Museum exhibition. That was a massive sell-out show; I remember seeing the…

    January 20, 2020
  • Reviews

    Beautiful in the Morning Review

    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…

    November 18, 2019
  • Blog

    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
  • Lucien Freud Royal Academy
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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
  • Blog

    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
  • Blog

    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