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The Irregular

May 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · Life

I have a book to recommend. The Irregular by H.B.Lyle. Last month I had proof copies of two different new novels that trade on a connection with Sherlock Holmes. The first was Arrowood by Mick Finlay, which was interesting enough, but I have to admit that I found The Irregular to be much more exciting. […]

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More audiobooks

May 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on More audiobooks · Life

I have been listening to more audiobooks, both via Amazon’s Vine programme, both with a TV connection.  One was a Torchwood story, the other a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories.  Interestingly the Holmes stories were read by Benedict Cumberbatch who plays the modern day Holmes on TV. My first experience with audiobooks (Bill Bryson: At […]

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More Sherlock

January 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on More Sherlock · Life

Very underwhelming news that there is to be a new Sherlock Holmes sequel out in September. I’m sure it will be very good, and I know I will be buying it (or hoping I receive it as a birthday present) and enjoying it – just like I enjoyed the couple of shelves-full of Sherlock Holmes […]

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Travelling without moving

September 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Travelling without moving · Life

Maybe this time we will move.  Last weekend we decided we had enough of living out of boxes, and would stop trying to find a house exchange.  Someone had already arranged to come and look at our place so we said we would go ahead with that, not be too bothered if nothing came of […]

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The Napoleon of crime

August 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life

The BBC say that this week’s episode of Sherlock will see him face to face with Moriarty.  So far Gatiss and Moffat have done a good job so I hope they don’t make a mess of this.

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A Study in Pink

July 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Life

As soon as I got home from work today I fired up iPlayer on the TV and watched the BBC’s new Sherlock programme, and now I have to join in with the general consensus that it is very good indeed.  It went down very well here, playing to a mixed audience of me (read all […]

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Sherlock

July 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life

I am a little bit of a fan of Sherlock Holmes.  Not totally obsessive – only a couple of the boxes I am packing are full of Holmes-related books, and I have only visited the set of the Granada series once.  OK, so I used to have a Sherlock Holmes tea towel and like to […]

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Lock, Stock & Smoking Pipe

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lock, Stock & Smoking Pipe · Life

Jayne bought the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes film on DVD today in an attempt to wipe out the memory of the appalling mockbuster version we watched last week. The attempt was only partially successful, not through any great failing of the Ritchie film but because the other one was so memorably bad. Looking at the […]

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Young Sherlock Holmes

May 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Young Sherlock Holmes · Life

Having had a recent bad experience with a shoddy Sherlock Holmes film, I was more than a little wary about reading a novel about the exploits of Holmes as a teenager – Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane, which I got through Amazon’s Vine program. Fortunately the book turned out to be so […]

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Worst film ever?

May 8th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Life

I thought it would never happen but I have finally found a film that is worse than Forrest Gump!   It is called Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, although on the DVD box the first part is in tiny letters so it looks like it is just called Sherlock Homes. I also learned a new […]

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