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dale-estey's picture
Sep.15.2010
Agatha Christie's 120th anniversary marked with Poirot Google doodle It is 120 years since the queen of crime writers Agatha Christie was born and search engine Google is celebrating with a doodle on its home page depicting her fictional detective Hercule Poirot Shedunit ... Agatha Christie 120th...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.04.2010
Tony Blair is the sort of guy you would take home to your pet orangutan provided your pet orangutan is upto it. Yes, of course, I refer to the former British prime minister’s confession to being an animal in bed. One marvels at his ability to keep 10 Going Down Street in fine fettle, and we shall...
ted-morrissey's picture
Jun.02.2010
Though I've been a fan of Sherlock Holmes, of course, since childhood, and I teach Conan Doyle, especially The Hound of the Baskervilles, I'd have to say that for sometime now my favorite detective has come from . . . television.  Namely Christopher Foyle, created by Anthony Horowitz in his British...
dale-estey's picture
May.17.2010
Enron closed on Broadway after two weeks   Once, in an interview, Evelyn Waugh was asked: "Have you found any professional criticism of your work illuminating or helpful? Edmund Wilson, for example?" "Is he an American?" Waugh said, knowing perfectly well. "I don't...
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May.13.2010
I was at Oxford University at the same time as Britain's new prime minister. But while I spent all my free time at a famous old pub opposite the historic Bodleian Library with a pint of Guinness in the company of some old Irish porters, I never saw David Cameron there. Which makes me doubt his...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Feb.18.2010
INVASION FORCE BURNS US CAPITAL! PRESIDENT FORCED TO FLEE TO VIRGINIA! FOREIGN OFFICERS EAT HIS DINNER! YANKEES SACK TORONTO! BEAUTIFUL SPY BRIBES US SOLDIERS WITH MILK CHOCOLATE MADE FROM PET COW, SNEAKS SECRET MESSAGE TO BRITISH LIEUTENANT! PRIVATEERS PLAGUE ATLANTIC, CARIBBEAN, LAKE ONTARIO!...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Dec.20.2009
Scott Pack, controversial publishing guru and self-declared big mouth (I can tell you he's rather more charming in person than such a description would imply), recommends my debut novel THE BETHLEHEM MURDERS (US title THE COLLABORATOR OF BETHLEHEM) for a Christmas gift on his blog Me and My Big...
rosy-cole's picture
Dec.13.2009
Episode from this compact novelised history of celebrated Wreake Valley* chapel It is a fact of life that, as the cobbler's own shoes are last to be mended and the lamplighter will live by the glow of a penny candle, so too the architect pays scant attention to the ramparts of his own hearth and...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Nov.03.2009
Text and drive? If you live in England, and someone dies because you rear end them while texting, you will face jail time. In 2008, Great Briatin issued a directive which clearly states that "prolonged texting" may be prosecuted as inflicting "death by dangerous driving." Consider the wrenching,...
joann-smith-ainsworth's picture
Oct.31.2009
That you readers are all so unique is one of my biggest challenges as a writer. What one of you loves, the other of you hates.  I can’t write one sentence on top of another. I only get one choice of what to put down on a blank sheet of paper.  There’s no way I can take a story into a direction...