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"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

~ Dr. Suess

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~ Douglas Adams

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~ Anton Chekhov

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Author Profile: Andrew Whaley

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History . Andrew Whaley writes plays for stage, screen and radio. He travels to East and West Africa to make radio serial dramas. His play, ‘The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco’, was published in the first Methuen Anthology of Contemporary African Theatre. He wrote a memoir of South African pop legend, Brenda Fassie. His […]

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Douglas Adams Remembered

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Yesterday would have marked the 60th birthday of one of the world’s greatest sci-fi/fantasy writers, Douglas Adams. Every year on the 25th of May, fans of the author celebrate his life and his works by taking part in Towel Day, a day of fun and frivolity when true Douglas Adams fans are seen with the […]

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Review of BBC’s Sherlock Season Two

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2011 saw the release of several new Sherlock Holmes titles, all sanctioned by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, and culminating in the superb Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.  I have discussed nearly all of these releases here, and continuing in that vein, let’s look at the newest Sherlock Holmes contribution. On New Year’s Day, BBC released the first […]

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Jane Austen Lives – and Dies – Again

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Jane Austen, despite being dead since 1817, continues to outsell many living authors. Six books and a handful of letters cemented her in the consciousness of the Western literary world, with Mr Darcy becoming the template upon which many a moody suitor has been based. Austen’s biting social satire was veiled in wit and setting, […]

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The Sherlock Holmes Revival

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Where to start when discussing the most played character in English literature? For now (and to stop this blog post from turning into the thesis it could so easily be), I’d like to share my undying love of the last two reinventions of Sherlock Holmes on the big screen and the latest novel as endorsed […]

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