Category Archives: Books

Tintin’s Adventures In Awkwardland

I’ve been sitting on this one for a LONG time. Mostly because I love Tintin and picking on Herge’s classic creation could potentially make my childhood cry hot, bitter tears. But it’s no secret that the iconic character’s beginnings were … Continue reading

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The Kids Aren’t Alright

Kids grow up so weird these days… And I think I know why. Increasingly I find that there’s a serious lack of imagination when it comes to writing books or magazines for kids. You like the circus? You like pirates? … Continue reading

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How to be a Woman…?

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Sketchpads in Hitchcock

In my last post I connected Topaz and The Trouble with Harry via the dependable John Forsythe — but an equally linky link could also be found in their mutual use of sketchpads.   Sketchpads. *   *   * Sketchpads. Not … Continue reading

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Remember — if you can — what ignorance was like before the Internet. You’d wonder something. Something trivial. You’d have a think. None the wiser, you’d downgrade the query onto your intellectual backburner. You’d keep it open, knowing that the … Continue reading

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Tiny Angels and Demons

Those of you who read his latest post may recall how AE, my Snowman in Havana, was left reeling from the Tiny Shoes Photographer outside the Louvre in Paris. You may not, however, have discovered clues to the Da Vinci … Continue reading

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Chapter One: How to Quit Your Whining

Some things necessitate an explanation: proportional representation, the aurora borealis, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes ending… Yeah some things don’t. g

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