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The Late Scholar

The first Peter Wimsey novel I read was Strong Poison. I found it on a book-shelf in what we called the library (previous incarnations had had the room being our playroom, and before that the garden-room; it is not a grand room, simply where my father keeps his reference books) when I was about ten.… Continue reading The Late Scholar

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Recently Read: From the Cotswolds, to Botswana, to London

My recent reflections on the last year of my blog have led to me looking forwards to the next year, and how I want to continue. Part of this is due to needing to reorganise posts due to increasing the weekly number, but also because otherwise I shall become bored again and have a little… Continue reading Recently Read: From the Cotswolds, to Botswana, to London

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British Crime Classics Update

There is something very comforting about detective fiction. Better than the happy-ever-after of romance, it’s the (hopefully) neat tying-up of all loose ends and the “Oh! Of course!” or “Hah! Knew it!” of the answer. It’s the question asked at the start of the novel being answered. I like puzzles – I’ve whiled away several… Continue reading British Crime Classics Update

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Book or TV show: Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates

In taking on the British Crime Classics Challenge and rediscovering my love of a good detective novel, I’ve decided to rummage through the shelves for non-Golden Age detectives of a similar nature. I discovered Miss Fisher via the quite wonderful Australian TV adaptation, currently on Netflix, and was hooked from the first note of the… Continue reading Book or TV show: Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates