A matter of meaning

An alarm bell went off in our mind when we reached page 79 of Belgian author Georges Simenon’s book…

15 November 2017 - 02.11 PM

Even Maigret can’t win them all

Simenon, writing this book in the mid-1950s, quickly and expertly sets his scene and atmosphere. It…

15 November 2017 - 02.11 PM

Death by ideology, courtesy ‘Uncle Joe’

It is a statistic to boggle the mind: in 1932-33, an estimated nearly 4 million people died of…

30 October 2017 - 01.10 PM

“Those charming deviationists . . . ”

In the early 1960s an explosion of youthful musical talent shook Britain, with budding guitarists,…

24 October 2017 - 01.10 PM

The torture of illicit passion

This is the story of a man taking a journey into his mind to discover who he is and how he became…

16 October 2017 - 12.10 PM