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At the Cinema: An Introduction

In this, my inaugural Gaudy post, I shall begin, as Oscar Wilde would any of his gaudies, with some theatre of the mind. So please relax and close your eyes … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Of tulips and tennis-players

On the first page of Gaudy Night, Harriet Vane entertains the possibility of revisiting an old friendship, which soon becomes the revisiting of Oxford, first in mind and then in body. Oxford … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

If Katherine Hepburn Ran the Zoo

“I actually think he’s the new Spencer Tracy,” said Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin was describing Jeff Daniels, who had been called “the new Cary Grant.” I approved the reference, being quite … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s in an Omnibus?

One of my favorite books that I own is the Dorothy L. Sayers Omnibus. It’s a three-in-one volume, containing Whose Body?, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, and Suspicious Characters (later retitled … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment