Author Archives: Stacey

Matilda at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

This is not really a review, but sort of a general comment on Matilda as a thing. If you’ve been living under a rock, you might not know that Matilda is a musical, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: My Queens of Crime

I read a considerable amount of crime fiction – perhaps more than I sometimes think is healthy – and I love a good mystery. Early on in my crime-reading days, I discovered Bitter Medicine, one of the VI Warshawski books … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vinyl Detective: The Run-Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel

His first adventure consisted of the search for a rare record; his second begins with the discovery of one. When a mint copy of the final album by “Valerian”–England’s great lost rock band of the 1960s–surfaces in a charity shop, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Baggage by Lissa Evans

What do you do next, after you’ve changed the world? It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club – an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade. Mattie is a … Continue reading

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A Blog A Day: Gullivers Bookshop

Although I still have lots of reviews in the wings this month, it’s nice to be able to add in a few other things too, so I thought I would write a few words about one of my favourite places … Continue reading

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