Instruments of Darkness – Imogen Robertson

“Instruments of Darkness” depicts an interesting historical time around the 1770s. Although the main plot plays out in England, there are shapshots of the American war of independence and life at sea around the world. Old noble families with old money are crumbling morally and financially in comparison to new industrial gentiles, who buy into […]


Blue Asylum – Kathy Hepinstall

Kathy Hepinstall is an author, I will keep an eye on. In “Blue Asylum” she has written an original story, but it is her language and narrative style that raises her above so many other talented authors. Hepinstall masters the fine art of writing by omission. She leaves the readers hooked by not confiding all […]

Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957)The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, 1928

Topsy-turvy Life

Life definitely has its twists and turns or as someone once said, life is one damn thing after the other and my life is pretty topsy-turvy at the moment. By ‘at the moment’ I really mean for quite some time, beginning with the choice to have a child alone and my son is now almost […]


Lille Duduk og Store Godok

En listig lille bog med underoverskriften: en opbyggelig fortælling for de små, men “Lille Duduk og Store Godok” er ikke så uskyldigt, som en bog, hvor fortælleren er John Silvers papegøje, lyder. Dog finder jeg heller ikke, at fortællingen giver alt religiøst en overhaling, som bagside kommentaren får det til at lyde. Jeg vil snarere […]


“So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you […]