Ladies Packing Pieces

After watching Luc Besson’s film Nikita the other night I read a couple of reviews about it and was surprised to see the film referred to as one of the…

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The Golden Dice by Elisabeth Storrs – a review

Having nursed a passion for the ancient Classical world since childhood I’m always up for a good novel set in those times. Mary Renault played a big part in my…

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Two French Films

Two French Films

The French film festival is in town and last weekend I saw two films, Haut Cuisine and Augustine, both very different films in mood and subject. Augustine examines the relationship…

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Havelock Ellis, Marjorie and Me

Havelock Ellis, the English pre-Freudian doctor and pioneer sexologist, was the love of my Great Aunt Marjorie’s life. She corresponded with him for several decades and constructed a small altar…

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