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DVD Review: Red Shift

Starring: Stephen Petcher, Lesley Dunlop
Director: John Mackenzie
Rating: 8/10

“Sometimes I don’t know whether I’m coming or going,” remarks Tom (Stephen Petcher) in this 1978… 670 more words


What inspired me to write "Entering the Weave"

For my thirteenth birthday I got a typewriter. I loved its clunky mechanics and the artful complexity required to load it with interlacing sheets of foolscap and carbon paper. 505 more words


Owl Service

Garner, Alan. The Owl Service. Read by Wayne Forester.  Franklin, TN: Naxos Audio Books, 2008.

This is a really cool audio. For starters, each chapter is punctuated with classical music – music from the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra with Libor Persek, conducting. 314 more words

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The fabulous covers of Puffin Books

I first wrote this post for my friend the brilliant J.Q. Roses’s blog. I’m reposting it today as an excuse to show some of the wonderful covers that Puffin books produce. 440 more words


Book Review Saturday - 'The Owl Service'

Alan Garner’s The Owl Service is far from being a new book, either to me or in terms of its publication history; it was originally published in 1967, but I first read it as a teenager and it’s been one of my firm favourites ever since. 988 more words

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“I’m a stay at home son”

-Alan Garner, The Hangover 2