The Third Age Chronicles

MY LONDON PLAY SEASON – June, 2019

June 25, 2019

I’m still in recovery mode from my annual UK visit but I want to mention some theatre visits before I forget them and overlay them with plays seen here at home. Like NOISES OFF which I managed to catch on its final night here in Victoria. More on that later. Hampstead Theatre was playing the […]

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THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME – My Play of the Month – May

May 23, 2019

The opening night audience for St Luke’s Players latest production packed the hall on a very warm evening last night.  The cast warmed them up even further with this lively Neil Simon-style comedy as it gathered pace and swept the house along with it. Absurdist situations and some well-staged knockabout farce was interlaced with enough […]

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THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH – My Book of the Month. May

May 13, 2019

Richard Flanagan’s novel was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize of 2014 and I can see why. It’s a mesmerising story of how one man’s flight from an impossible situation led to an even worse one and how he somehow managed to survive it at great cost. A doctor, Dorrigo Evans, falls in love with […]

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ALONE IN BERLIN- My Movie of the Month – May

May 6, 2019

From the opening shots, there is an inevitable feeling of dread about this true story of bereaved German parents, whose only son dies fighting in Hitler’s war. They decide to engage in a tiny act of subversion, in protest against the Nazi propaganda machine. At first, the wife objects to her husband’s plan to write […]

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To Fix or Not to Fix – Last Minute Publication Glitch

April 30, 2019

 I thought things were going too smoothly with my new novel publication – and I was right. All the proof reading was done at last and all the changes and edits were finished. The cover design had gone through several versions but ended being much better than I’d hoped. And yesterday, Ali, my book editor […]

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