The corner shop is no longer in the making. Whenever I’ve walked down the street in the days since I’ve been home there have been people inside, sitting at the bench by the window and at the table outside in the sun. Clearly Rod’s understanding of his potential market was sound. I caused a terrible racket by walking past with Nessie on the lead; she remained virtuously silent (I don’t mention the aggressively stiff tail) and let the two little dogs parked at the door go spare with rage that she should exist. This morning for the first time I actually went inside, noting as I did that people were arriving by car to have their breakfast coffee Naturally, I took a camera.
WP Bookblog Listing
- The Importance of Being Earnest (OScr Wilde, Anthony Asquith 1952) 24 May 2022This is still very funny. According to IMdB the director was the son of the man who as Home Secretary brought the ruinous charges of immorality against Oscar Wilde. Just one generation from that to this.
- Holding (Kathy Burke, from a novel by Graham Norton 2022) 23 May 2022An Irish policier with Conleth Hill as a village cop faced with a historical murder case. A couple of episodes in, it's quietly subverting conventional expectations.That is, it's getting harder to patronise the characters as one does in for example Midsomer Murders.
- Book of Mother (Kit Kelen 2022) 21 May 2022I'm doing some mother-themed reading just now, and this newly published collection seems wight on topic.
- Heat series 3 Number 1 (edited by Alexandra Christie 2022) 21 May 2022It's a joy to see Heat come back to life, albeit in a much smaller, more modest form.
- Netflix:The Lincoln Lawyer (David E Kelly 2022, from the books by Michael Connolly) 18 May 2022The is good, solid, unpretentious cops-and-lawyers fun.
- The Importance of Being Earnest (OScr Wilde, Anthony Asquith 1952) 24 May 2022
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