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Thereby hangs a tale… Well, what do you know? Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo topped Sight & Sound magazine’s list of the top 50 greatest films of all time. Lists are subjective. I won’t argue whether or not Vertigo is the best … Continue reading
Thereby hangs a tale… Of late I’ve been revisiting the masterful mystery series, Inspector Morse, available to rent from Netflix. This sojourn into mystery yesteryear I owe to the marvelously rendered prequel, Endeavour, which aired on Masterpiece Mystery at the … Continue reading
Thereby hangs a tale… Summer is a’comin’ in, loudly war whoop for joy… For the month of July brings the return of Inspector Lewis to PBS Masterpiece Mystery on Sunday evenings. This beautifully filmed, intelligent series, set against the backdrop … Continue reading
Thereby hangs a tale… If you are anything like me you will have finished reading A Discovery of Witches, part supernatural mystery, part intellectual thriller, by debut author, Deborah Harkness, and turned right round and read it through again. The … Continue reading
Thereby hangs a tale… I write of Bring up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel’s riveting bestselling sequel to her Booker award winner, Wolf Hall. The tale of Henry VIII is well chronicled, and in recent years formed the pivot of the … Continue reading