All Behind – and a personal challenge – Day one

You have heard the expression ‘getting ahead of yourself?’ Well I am getting all behind with myself – especially as far as my Bookstains blog is concerned.   I’ve been so busy with other stuff.  I have book reviews to post, films to mention and there’s a couple of new poetry challenges to be posted.  All these postsContinue reading “All Behind – and a personal challenge – Day one”

Book Review ‘London Belongs to Me’ by Norman Collins

Just finished ‘London belongs to me’ by Norman Collins, and it’s took me quite a while to read it (just saving it for bedtime reading).  I enjoyed it very much.  On the face of it looked like it may have mirrored Patrick Hamilton’s Hangover Square’, but apart from it being set in a shared house inContinue reading “Book Review ‘London Belongs to Me’ by Norman Collins”

Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd

I wrote this short review quite a while ago –  and forgot all about it.  I just found it again in my drafts so……   It has taken me quite a while to read Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd.  this isn’t because it was boring – quite the contrary.  It is a strange novel – evenContinue reading “Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd”