Monthly Archives: January 2011

Radio 4’s Book of the Week – The Invention of Murder

Last week Judith Flanders’ The Invention of Murder was Radio 4’s book of the week. It mines quite a bit of the same territory that I cover in Damn His Blood and, as such, is worth a mention on here. The five-part series begins with a glance back at the Ratcliffe Highway murders of 1811. […]

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A pencil

Now and again you discover the perfect pen and carry it everywhere until one day you lose it. But nothing is so universally dependable, or comes so naturally to hand as a pencil. What could be simpler? For much of my life, I have lived with one behind my ear: either to mark out saw […]

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