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Murder, They Wrote

Earlier this week the awards spotlight lavished its annual attention on London’s theatreland in the form of the prestigious Olivier Awards.  Kevin Spacey got one.  After just over a decade at the helm of the Old Vic he leaves the once bankrupt theatre in a once unfashionable part of town in the strongest position imaginable.  971 more words

Hardboiled

Obeys All the Rules*

Each social group has its own ‘code of conduct.’ The rules may not be written anywhere, or even clearly articulated, but they’re there. If one’s going to belong to a given group, or have anything to do with anyone in that group, one has to follow those rules. 1,370 more words

Agatha Christie

Books and Opportunities

I’ve been doing a fair bit of book shopping at opportunity shops recently.  I think you call them good will stores in the USA, and charity shops in the United Kingdom. 490 more words

What are you reading?

Chris is reading ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Summary:  The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’ are overshadowed by the event with which they close – the meeting of the great detective and Moriarty. 33 more words

Norfolks Great Big Read

Did Science Fiction Help Cause World War One?

There is a mountain of literature on what caused World War One and no general consensus.

I. F. Clarke’s Voices Prophesying War looks at one element of pre-World War One European culture, the science fiction sub-genre of the future war story. 1,340 more words

Science Fiction

A Brief History of Criminal Investigation Part 1

Early innovations to methods of criminal investigation came about in Victorian England in the wake of the infamously unsolved Jack the Ripper case. Physician and creator of the most famous fictional detective in the world, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, founded a number of these techniques still used by modern detectives. 205 more words

Toasting the Victorian superman is elementary for Montreal fan club

The two dozen or so members of the Bimetallic Question are gathered around a mammoth table. Outsiders may well wonder if they have come to ruminate about binary alloys or zinc or to extol the merits of bonding gold and silver in coins. 1,482 more words

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