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Shakespeare, William: Hamlet

We began with a brief discussion of different productions of Hamlet that we had seen – acknowledging that we were talking about a text designed for performance rather than private reading.  1,156 more words

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Simenon's most autobiographical roman dur...

Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon

Last month I had the opportunity to meet John Simenon, Georges’s son at an event celebrating the prolific Belgian author and his work… 999 more words


A double helping of Maigret

One of the great things about Georges Simenon’s Maigret novels is that they’re short. Each features a story told in full, but achieved within 160 pages or so – in this he resembles… 1,463 more words


The case of the missing disk...

Acts of Omission by Terry Stiastny

Thrillers set in the world of modern British politics are not that common compared with those led by the spies who report to the politicians; 549 more words

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