Coriolanus: Politics and politicians have been two-faced and back-stabbing for millennia, it seems.


Con Report: SHERLOCKED – London ExCel 24-26 April

A both amusing and fitting ending for our friend Lucifer Box.

2014 was a great year for Movies and TV.  I got the chance to make a dent in my “To Read” pile, visited an exhibition or two, and I got to see Frankenstein NT Live Encore Screening at my local theatre.  Most importantly, I made a proper attempt to blog more regularly here! Here’s a […]

The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love Lucifer Box. I wish he were a real person. Dashing, intelligent, artistic, a spy, and assassin. In this, the second of his (recorded) adventures, Lucifer is pitted against the megalomaniac Olympus Mons, his Amber-shirt-clad minions, and certain duplicitous members of […]

The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a brilliant book. I adore Mark Gatiss’s writing style and turn of phrase. Set in the early 1900s, a dashing, suave, sophisticated artist leads a double life as an agent for His Majesty’s Government. Full of tongue-in-cheek humour, plenty of action, […]