Leftovers? More, please…

'The Leftovers' is an odd name for a TV series that isn't about cooking. It sounds more like a slightly congealed, cold roast beef sandwich than an engaging drama. However, in this case it's definitely not the former. We first discovered the series on Sky box sets, and have been binge-watching it for the last [...]

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Review of ‘The Matrix’ by Jonathan Aycliffe

This book isn't my standard reading fare, but I picked it up at a book swap at a recent writing event, mostly because the cover looked so atmospheric and chilling. It turned out to be Gothic horror, much of it set in Scotland, and all I can say is, who knew Edinburgh could be so [...]

Most Haunted: real, fake, or somewhere in between?

I don't know if anyone else remembers Most Haunted, the incredibly popular ghost-hunting show that was all the rage on Cable TV a few years ago? It starred (amongst others) former Blue Peter presenter Yvette Fielding and a well-known medium called Derek Acorah, and each episode visited a different haunted property or location to film [...]

Friday Five – unusual historicals

There's a tendency sometimes for historical novels to be set in very similar time periods - Henry VIII, the English Civil War, Victorian Britain.  So it's a breath of fresh air to discover books set in some much more unusual times and places that you might not otherwise have come across.  Here's a handful I've [...]