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The Rocks by Peter Nichols

This was wonderful. A glamorous setting-Mallorca, and a lovely cover just like Beautiful Ruins (which I still haven’t read.) This was an interesting 5 star read in that I did not love any of the characters (some I outright disliked), it was not overtly heartwarming, certainly not fun, yet I was so captivated by this story. 158 more words

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In my years at the Guthrie, one question was always asked me, ‘Doesn’t it get boring watching the same play over and over’?

It probably would if it was the same play over and over; but, while the script and blocking may be the same, it is not the same play each performance. 1,552 more words


Things I Read Off the Screen in CATCH US IF YOU CAN


I’ve had a built-in resistance to seeing CATCH US IF YOU CAN, aka HAVING A WILD WEEKEND, John Boorman’s first feature, starring the Dave Clark Five. 671 more words



The Rocks, (2015) by Peter Nichols, begins with an ending. Gerald Rutledge and Lulu Davenport, both elderly and connected by some sort of terrible bitterness, go tumbling together over a rocky ledge to their deaths in the Mediterranean. 894 more words

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Vicarious Visits to Mallorca & Morocco: Peter Nichols' Newest Novel

If you know what I look like, you will undoubtedly be skeptical when I tell you that I have a lifelong connection to Spain. I am not a subject of Queen Letizia myself, though I wish I were, because her style blows Kate Middleton’s out of the water . 888 more words

Book Review

Book Review: The Rocks - Peter Nichols

One of the biggest perks of working in a bookshop is that new books are strewn around the staff room and free for the taking. I picked up a paperback edition of this book during my lunch break and thought it sounded like a light beach read that I would save for my holiday in Ibiza and Formentera. 454 more words


The Only Meaningful Summer Reading List

My long battle with lists as journalism is obviously quixotic—which is not to say I am surrendering. I suppose some lists may be better than other others. 1,013 more words