Day: November 20, 2017

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Dorothy L. Sayers: Murder Must Advertise (BBC Full Cast Audio)

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 12 – Saturnalia Sayers’s Harlequinade Another quick trip down memory lane, courtesy of the BBC’s full cast audio adaptation of this novel starring Ian Carmiachel (who also starred in the first of the Beeb’s two TV series based on Sayers’s novels). This was Sayers’s revenge on the advertising […]

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P.D. James: The Lighthouse

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 2 – Bon Om Touk Murder on a Secret Island P.D. James’s penultimate Dalgliesh novel, revisited courtesy of the splendid unabridged reading by Michael Jayston (known to fans of John le Carré as Peter Guillam from the adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy starring Alec Guinness as George […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 6 – Bodhi Day

Tasks for Bodhi Day: Post a picture of your pet, your garden, or your favourite, most peaceful place in the world. Hello Mom — why are you sitting at your desk?  Can’t we please go play? There are all those treats that are calling for me to hunt them … And: Our garden … an […]

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Reading progress update: I’ve read 171 out of 352 pages.

The investigation into the death of a prostitute found strangled in Hampstead Heath — the eponymous “Magdalen” (though that isn’t actually her name).  I finished Part 1, the first part of the investigation, this morning and have now started the middle part, which tells the victim’s life story from age 14 on and is shaping […]

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Margery Allingham: Traitor’s Purse

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 16 – Kwanzaa Headless Chicken Parade Part 2: Albert Campion* Well, I suppose that’s what I get for not checking a book’s online blurbs before reading it.  I downoladed this book purely because it was available on Audible and it was one of Allingham’s Campion that I hadn’t […]

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S.J. Parris: Heresy

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 16 – Kwanzaa Headless Chicken Parade Part 1: Giordano Bruno* Giordano Bruno (1548 – February 17, 1600) was an eminent Italian philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological scientist, whose theories extended the then-novel Copernican model. Bruno proposed that the stars were just distant suns surrounded by their own exoplanets […]

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