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Snippets from Alan Bennett

In the LRB: ‘She had a face like an upturned canoe,’ said by the actor Charles Gray at breakfast in Dundee (though of whom I can’t remember). (Reading a letter) … Continue reading

8 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

Books read: November 2008

This month I have read: * Stick, Elmore Leonard * Up in Honey’s Room, Elmore Leonard * The Hot Kid, Elmore Leonard * Tishomingo Blues, Elmore Leonard * How to … Continue reading

30 November, 2008 · Leave a comment

RIP Tony Hillerman

Sad to learn that Tony Hillerman died. I liked his books, especially the slightly earlier ones. Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn were good characters.

28 October, 2008 · Leave a comment

New Riders of the Purple Sage

I love Westerns. Films and books. Grew up in the era when they still had “the Saturday afternoon Western” on telly and spent many a happy hour with Audie Murphy, … Continue reading

22 October, 2008 · Leave a comment