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The dusk...

I don’t watch a lot of TV, police procedurals and a few cookery shows just about sums up my viewing! I like films (and books) which have a mystery at their heart, a puzzle, so detective or investigative fiction and TV series are just my thing; when we first began to see what has come to be known as Scandi-noir over her, I was absolutely hooked. 425 more words

TV, Radio And Film

Foreign Films: Sweden

Funny that Swedish films used to be associated with porn or ”blue movies” as they were known in the past. I am not sure why. Maybe there was an industry I am unaware of. 658 more words




In the dry months after my cancer treatment, when the visitors stopped visiting and I put all the cards away in a box, when it began to dawn on me what I had been through, and I was able to concentrate again, part relishing, part dreading the onslaught of tears which would follow after encountering a poem, a favourite song on the radio, or even, how clichéd, one of that autumn’s miraculous sunsets, I swapped my addiction to… 1,284 more words

Life Lessons

Wallander revisited, part 1

While skimming through a Lonely Planet guidebook for Sweden, I noticed a special feature on Wallander and Ystad. In it, there was a comment along the lines of ‘even the most hardened fans will admit that the series doesn’t really get going until the fourth book’. 759 more words

Book Diary

#AW80Books: 'The Man Who Went Up in Smoke' by Sjowall & Wahloo

It’s been a while since I read the first novel by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Roseanna, and as I’ve abandoned myself to my current craving for crime, I thought I’d dig out the next in the Martin Beck series.  454 more words