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Book Review: Brighton Rock

The first sentence of Brighton Rock is possibly one of the best first sentences of literature ever.  And that’s not a statement that I throw around lightly.  380 more words


Maverick (1994)

Infamous gambler and quick draw artist Mel Gibson teams up with con artist Jodie Foster and lawman James Garner to reach a high stakes poker game. 148 more words


Field Report: Jeff Quest

We welcome Jeff Quest in from the cold, to discuss his impressive collection of first-edition, signed spy novels.

What drew you into collecting spy novels? 835 more words

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The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)

The Third Man runs just over a hundred minutes and takes place over a few days. It’s never clear just how many; director Reed and writer Graham Greene are both resistant to the idea of making the film too procedural. 953 more words


#281 the Honorary Consul

I’m still approaching Graham Greene with a hint of caution but I think after this I can probably trust any future works I read, since this is the third (I think) book I’ve read by him in the space of a year and I’ve enjoyed them all equally. 273 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Nottingham Architecture Special: Watson Fothergill

Watson Fothergill was an English architect who designed over 100 buildings in Nottingham. Many of the city’s most striking buildings and some of my personal favourites were designed by him, so I decided to dedicate this blog post to some of his achievements. 314 more words

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Graham Greene & Sherlock Holmes

Graham Greene’s private library contains various Victorian detective works. Of particular interest to Greene is the definitive Victorian detective, rather, the definitive detective, Sherlock Holmes. Greene possessed at least one copy of each case Holmes undertook with friend and biographer Dr. 725 more words

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