Category Archives: Benjamin Myers

Holiday Reading

So, a holiday is finally sorted: I’m spending a week in this lovely house on the Welsh coast. Hurrah! To take into account this change (my original hope was for my beloved Mallorca) I’ve made some slight amendments to my … Continue reading

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A HUGE August Book Haul, plus holiday reading

A Book Haul Finally – charity shops are open again! Hurrah! My first charity purchase in many months is an old classic, a lovely first edition of Derek Jarman’s angry memoir-cum-polemic ‘At Your Own Risk’. (1992). In it he touches … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

First another beautiful puffin, ‘Starlight’ by H Mortimer Batten: Second is Benjamin Myer’s ‘The Gallows Pole’. A while ago I read and enjoyed Benjamin Myer’s gripping ‘Beastings‘ – I hope this is just as gripping and should be even more … Continue reading

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‘Beastings’ Benjamin Myers

   ‘It’s a hard world for little things’ – ‘Night of the Hunter’ (Dir: Charles Laughton 1956) A teenage girl, brought up in the confines of a religious orphanage and apparently mute, is turned out to look after the baby … Continue reading

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