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British Empire in Film Blogathon: "The Heart of the Matter" (1953)

This post is my hopelessly late contribution to the excellent British Empire in Film Blogathon (thank you, crippling four-day migraine). Go check out some of the other fine entries! 1,452 more words


Black Napkins

It’s a paradox that often bad events are the material to create something, sometimes, even special. The most obvious cases are when love goes sour, when someone betrays another, or perhaps when it’s reached its end and the people drift away to find someone and something else. 542 more words

Author's Notes

I Need Therapy

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” 68 more words


Graham Greene's Questionnaire

In Graham Greene’s first autobiography A Sort of Life he recounts a School House Gazette he filled out when he was 7 years old. He won second place for his ‘confessions’ as he calls them, and received a prize of 12 tubes of water colors. 166 more words


Half-Forgotten Authors

Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, the Huffington Post occasionally has reasonable articles. James MacManus, the Times Literary Supplement’s managing editor has a… 129 more words

Anthony Trollope


I’ve been coming to the end of a piece of work. When I say ‘end’ I do not of course mean THE END. I mean my novel has to be prised from my limpet-like grip and handed over to the next stage of its development, being edited. 721 more words


Quote of the Day

“How strange too and unfamiliar to think that one had been loved, that one’s presence had once had the power to make a difference between happiness and dullness in another’s day.” 7 more words