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November
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A Short Piece On M.R James

As much as I love a good old-fashioned ghost story for some reason the works of British author M.R James (1862-1936), known as one of the greatest writers of ghost stories the literary world has ever known, seemed to have passed me by. But it’s better late than never, so recently I went out of [...]

31
May
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A Little History Of The World / E.H Gombrich

Now here’s a nice little book that I really did come across by complete chance. Until I got made redundant about a year and a half ago the majority of my daylight hours were spent in a grotty, windowless prop house where one of my recurring duties was cleaning up the book area. Crates of [...]

29
April
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Five Inspiring Books On The Subject Of Film

“You can argue forever about the content of film, its aesthetic, its style, even its moral posture; but the crucial imperative is to avoid boredom at all costs.” -Louis Bunuel. I think it’s pretty much well established that The Biographical Dictionary Of Film by David Thomson is one of the most cherished reference books on [...]

28
March
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The Moving Toyshop / Edmund Crispin

Gun toting, booze swigging poet Cadogan would love to shoot his agent and squeeze some more money out of his publisher. But instead he decides to take a short break from the literary game and heads to Oxford. On the night of his arrival Cadogan discovers a strange toyshop, inside of which the body of [...]