Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Value of the Review

As with many subjects I have written about book reviews before, particularly my attempts to encourage readers to post their opinions about my books. I am happy to be able to write, therefore, about a review that a reader posted … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Sister Morphine

Here I lie in my hospital bed Tell me, sister Morphine, when are you coming round again? Oh, I don’t think I can wait that long Oh, you see that I’m not that strong (Lyrics by Richards, Faithful, and Jagger) … Continue reading

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Stan & Ollie (2018)

As biographical films go this movie achieves a clever launch of the story of Laurel and Hardy. It begins with the pair informing the audience all about their lives in 1937 as they conduct a conversation while making their way … Continue reading

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Not Another New Year’s Resolution?

Nope. I gave up New Year’s Resolutions many years ago. I can remember listening to a discussion on the subject on the radio in which someone pointed out that this whole making a resolution for the New Year had become … Continue reading

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