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Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener

I knew that I wanted to read this book almost as soon as I heard about it. There were at...

Books

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Good Omens is one of those books that has somehow slipped past me for thirty years…...

Photography

Winter Sun

A few more from this series on Flickr....

Books

Silver by Chris Hammer

Having just read and loved Scrublands, I was delighted to discover a sequel has just been...

Books

Ayoade On Top by Richard Ayoade

The premise of this book is so ridiculous that I wouldn’t have given it a second...

Books

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Another title that has been kicking around in my home for a while, but which has all the...

Books

A Very Murderous Christmas by Various

This anthology had been kicking around for a while, so over Christmas I finally got...

Books

Ness by Robert McFarlane and Stanley Donwood

Orford Ness, on the Suffolk coast is a remarkable place. I first visited it as a child...

Books

Scrublands by Chris Hammer

When I first saw Scrublands appear on bookshelves, I thought that perhaps it was the...

Books

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

The Lost Man follows on the heels of Jane Harper’s two previous crime fiction novels...

Radio

Times Radio?

Update 28 January: This is now confirmed as happening, so I’ve added an addendum...

Photography, Video

Experiments with Acrylic Ink and Water

The other day I was drinking a cup of tea in one of those cafés where they provide the...

Books

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Lucy Foley follows up her very successful and popular whodunnit, The Hunting Party, with...

Podcasts

Is Spotify Really Bigger Than Apple Podcasts?

Two data points: A Morgan Stanley note for investors is reported to claim that Spotify is...

Photography

View From Waterloo Bridge

Taken just after sunset yesterday. A ten-second exposure, so the London Eye is turning...

Radio Times

Boxing Day Radio Times 2019

Nearly made it through everybody! Traditionally Boxing Day might have a really good...

Radio Times

Christmas Day Radio Times 2019

Happy Christmas all! Here are my usual seasonal choices taken from the Radio Times. A...

Radio Times

Christmas Eve Radio Times 2019

It’s that time of year again, when I dutifully annotate the pages of the Christmas...

Internet

When Things Go Wrong: aka Thank Goodness for Amazon Drive

I have a NAS drive, and it holds all my worldly digital goods. That is, it has all my...

Books

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This is a review of both Neil Gaiman’s novel, but also of the theatrical production...

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