Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nagisa Oshima: 1932 – 2013.

Winston Saint takes a look at one of the Japanese film director’s greatest achievements – “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”. Here.

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Big Day Out in Kamakura

Spent yesterday with Minako, Hugh Ashton, and John Talbot at Kamakura. We took the charmingly retro Enoshima Electric Railway (Enodoen) to Yuigahama station … … and one of our destinations was the Kamakura Museum of Literature. This stately old building … Continue reading

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“Voice of the Sword” – sample chapter

NEW! Chapter 1 of the YA urban fantasy series, “Voice of the Sword!” I HAVE TO WRITE IT DOWN. If I record what happened, the story becomes history, something safe, something we can learn from, and above all, something to … Continue reading

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“Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” – Sample Chapter

Dr. Hall blinked furiously, trying to clear his vision. He became aware of his own body – he was sitting on the cold stone floor, his back against a pillar, one leg crooked painfully beneath the other.A white circle dabbed … Continue reading

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Brighton Photo Album Volume 2

The Royal Pavilion, the former seaside residence of England’s crowned heads, built between 1787-1811. Brighton Palace Pier, built between 1891 and 1899. A pub with an intriguing name – “The Mesmerist”. This strange Steampunk-esque vessel stood just inside the front … Continue reading

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Brighton Photo Album – Volume 1

Enclosed are some shots taken from the venerable Victorian city of Brighton, December 2012. The exterior of the Grand Hotel, built in 1864, with modern Christmas illuminations. The interior staircases of the Grand Hotel. A couple of sketches and paintings … Continue reading

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Steam Days

On Boxing Day, I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting some friends of my sister, who own their very own personal steam traction engine. Their names are John and Sylvie Mann of Hardwick, Cambridge, and they belong to the Bedford … Continue reading

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Happy New 2013!

A very happy New Year to all readers! I’ve been away in Cambridge, London and Brighton (see pic below, of the Victoria Memorial). Now I’m back, watch out for a major revamp of this website – coming soon!

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