Sleeping In The Ground

There’s a story element I call ‘TV Jeopardy’. TVJ occurs when the leading characters in a television series find themselves in life-threatening danger. Except that the viewer knows they aren’t going to die because they’re the leading characters and without them there won’t be a series. (There are exceptions - Game of Thrones and Sons …

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A Very English Scandal

I was alive at the time of the events described in this book, but I didn’t pay much attention. So it’s good to understand, at last, just what was going on. And this compulsively readable story goes into all kinds of fascinating details about all the characters. Reviewers who said it reads like a thriller …

The Bookshop

The way it usually works is this: I see the film, then I read the book. I do it in that order because a film, of necessity, has to trim the story to fit its running time. Reading the book before seeing the film usually means that I sit in the cinema complaining that my …