Manon Lescaut

Frankenstein

Frankenstein by

Just as with Dracula most of us are familiar with the story of Frankenstein and his creation, even if popular culture often refers to the monster by that name. It probably suffers a little because so many of us think we...

Wedlock

Wedlock by

Mary Eleanor Bowes was born in 1749. Her father was extremely wealthy and, unusually for the time, had her well educated. A most eligible young woman, not least because she was the richest heiress in C18th Britain. Her first wedding was nothing unusual for the time. Pretty loveless and to an older man it wasn’t a romantic love match. Her second, to a dashing young soldier, was. Mary Eleanor probably hadn’t intended to marry Andrew Robinson Stoney, but upon hearing that he had fought a duel for her honour and was laying on his deathbed wishing for nothing but her hand in marriage… well, who could resist that romance!

The Black Moth

The Black Moth by

Written for in order to entertain a sick brother this is the first of Heyer’s books and was published when she was 19. She went on to write more than 50 other books. The Black Moth is set in pre Regency...

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf dir. by

I just bought this on dvd after seeing many good reviews of it since its release. Plus, you know werewolf film so figured for 8 quid I wasn’t really wasting any money if it was rubbish. It wasn’t. It is a...

Lose weight and die!

Lose weight and die!

Okay, overly alarmist heading, but I gotta grab attentions somehow right? Anyways found this v interesting article in the Guardian, via Jeremy Ribbinks’ blog, all about how the whole BMI may not be all its cracked up to be. “In almost...