Fiction crushes I have had, in order of appropriateness

Mildly odd: Adam Dalgliesh I LIKE A MAN WHO KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND A MURDER SCENE. Dalgliesh doesn't have my heart like Hercule Poirot does, but he cuts a much more dashing figure in forensic overalls. He's tall. He's private. He writes tortured poetry. He drives a Jag. He is so clever it hurts and … Continue reading Fiction crushes I have had, in order of appropriateness

The Real Enchantment of Narnia: Snow, Sardines and Heroic Destiny

Quite a few film critics got their knickers in a twist on the release of the big-screen outing The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Polly Toynbee in the Guardian went as far as to urge all adult viewers to reach for a 'sick bag', her blog so tightly wound with … Continue reading The Real Enchantment of Narnia: Snow, Sardines and Heroic Destiny