Monthly Archives: June 2017

Genre blending

Blending genres can be a fiendishly tricky exercise yet sometimes it can work brilliantly, against the odds, even if conventional wisdom says these genres would mix like oil and water. The film Colossal is a good recent example of this. … Continue reading

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The Thistlewood Curse: What’s it really about?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked at length about my latest novel The Thistlewood Curse; what inspired it, the history behind it, short excerpts, discussion on the cover, and so forth. This article will focus on the themes of … Continue reading

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Film Review – My Cousin Rachel

Daphne Du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel has been adapted before, but not as effectively as in Roger Michell’s new version starring Rachel Weisz in the lead role. A proper did-she, didn’t-she 19th Century gothic mystery, My Cousin Rachel will certainly … Continue reading

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Some facts behind The Thistlewood Curse

Following on from my recent post about what inspired my latest novel The Thistlewood Curse, here are some points of interest on the history, geography and other facts that are either directly or peripherally relevant to the novel. Obviously to … Continue reading

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What inspired The Thistlewood Curse?

What inspired my latest novel, The Thistlewood Curse? A colleague of mine told me of a paranormal experience she once had. This experience gave me an intriguing story idea which would combine a conventional mystery whodunit with supernatural themes, including … Continue reading

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Film Review – Wonder Woman

Since the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s superb Batman trilogy, the DC Universe has fared rather poorly on the big screen. Man of Steel, Suicide Squad and Batman vs Superman all had major issues, to say the least. But one patch … Continue reading

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