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Great Expectations . . . Or Not

Passing thoughts about books and authors:

In keeping with my idea of reading a “bucket-book” list, I recently started Dickens’ “Great Expectations.” I remembered having read it back in high school days and being absorbed in its world. 490 more words

The Vengeance of She (1968)

With Kristina over at Speakeasy featuring two versions of H. Rider Haggard’s famed story (1935 and 1965) I thought it was time to look back at the sequel to the 1965 Hammer Films release that featured Ursula Andress as “She who must be obeyed.” This time out the leading character is played by Olinka Berova subbing in for Miss Andress. 564 more words

Daily Take

Palimpsest (for the lady)

‘Also call me not Queen – I am sick of flattery and titles – call me Ayesha, the name hath a sweet sound in mine ears, it is an echo from the past.’ 121 more words


A Month of: This Day in History

On 22nd June 1856 English writer of adventure novels, Sir Henry Rider Haggard, known as H. Rider Haggard was born. His novels are based in exotic locations predominantly Africa, and include popular and influential stories such as King Solomon’s Mines and She. 106 more words

Why Print Will Never Die

While I’ve embraced the technology to publish my own stories as ebooks, I’m still firmly in the dead-tree camp when it comes to reading. I’ve also published my own paperbacks through CreateSpace, … 1,242 more words

Random Musings

She Who Must Be Obeyed

Shades of the Penge Bungalow Murders, Pomeroy’s Chateau Thames Embankment, and Rumple of the Old Bailey. But this She came much much earlier, 1887 to be exact. 429 more words


Allan Quatermain…

“Passion is like the lightning, it is beautiful, and it links the earth to heaven, but alas it blinds!”

“”Adventurer” — he that goes out to meet whatever may come. 194 more words

An Appreciation