The (Dare) Devil is in the details…

I’m currently on the home stretch of the first draft of my fourth novel, and I thought it would be a good point to share with you some of the things I focus on when I’m writing about the relationships that drive my work. I also want to think about how something I’ve been watching […]

Daredevil: A love story

In which I argue that all fiction is about relationships, even superhero fiction.

Peter Rabbit, or, as I like to call it, ‘The Tale of Thomas and Bea’.

A friend lent me the DVD of the 2018 adaptation of Peter Rabbit this week, and, as has become the custom in these colder winter months, I sat down with the family to watch it on Sunday afternoon. Not knowing anything about the style of the film except that it is, obviously based on the cute, mischievous […]

Fanvid: The Lake House

I haven’t made a fanvid in ages; in fact, the last full length one was the Holmes/Elizabeth Reincarnated vid for the film Young Sherlock Holmes that I made back in 2013, but the minute I sat down to watch The Lake House,  I felt my vid senses starting to tingle. It’s an achingly romantic tale of two […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. And how Mark Strong broke me…

**WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE 2011 FILM, TINKER, TAILER, SOLDIER, SPY.** Child free and with a bottle of French fizz open, the Husband and I decided to give TTSS a go on Thursday evening. Having no interruptions in the form of small people was definitely a benefit; the French fizz not so much, as you  need […]

Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Cinderella’

**EDIT: Oops, I messed up – it’s Helena Bonham Carter doing the voiceover, not Emma Thompson! But my comment still stands about her honeyed tones in Much Ado…** Yesterday Daughter #1 and I went to see the new, live action version of Cinderella at the local cinema with some friends. It was a kids’ screening, which meant lots […]