Thursday, 22 July 2010

Pouting of Glasgow

This is the 'I'm sulking because I'm not going to Harrogate Crime Festival post.

The fight over the planned redevelopment of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Surrey home. And a trailer for the BBC's Sherlock, which airs this weekend.

Philip Kerr talks about his books, while Musings and Wanderings reviews MARCH VIOLETS.
A review of Helen Fitzgerald's THE DEVIL'S STAIRCASE which calls it disturbing, disgusting and riotous. As, indeed, is Helen herself...

Val McDermid at the Chiswick Book Festival from 17th to 19th September. Before that she's in New Zealand - summed up nicely by Craig at Crimewatch.

And Ten's July Book Club discusses Kate Atkinson's CASE HISTORIES.

Near Toronto? Like books? Like naked girls? How about naked girls reading? You can thank me later. You can also thank me for the fact that this blog does not have naked girls reading as its theme. I'd run out of html code for the photo.


  1. Donna - I know how you feel. I'm not going to Harrogate, either *sigh*. Hopefully at some other time, I'll get to go.

  2. Hey Donna, Harrogate was great but I won't go on about it. You can, though, gain some comfort from the fact that the source of your blog's title featured in the Saturday night quiz. I'm ashamed to admit that I couldn't remember the answer (could have been the wine).

  3. Margot - hope to see you at one in the future?

    Janet - thank you for taking pity :-) No, I'd love to hear about it. And they had a question about the Cramps at the quiz???

  4. Even better - they had a question about your blog (and where you'd got the title from).
    As Stuart Macbride was the programming chair there was a definite Scottish feel to the whole event (e.g. the musical theme tunes round of the quiz was played by bagpipes) and lots of Scots attending.
    Am I cheating to refer you to my own blog, where I'll be reporting on the whole thing over the next few days?

  5. Janet - Goodness me! I can't believe I was a quiz question! Excellent post, I'm just about to do a new blog post so I am going to link to it.