Evil Literature……

  In 1926 Ireland, the Catholic Church was so concerned about saving souls that they established a committee to decide which publications should be deemed as “sordid” and “objectionable” The good fathers decided upon the following titles: Woman`s World Woman`s Realm The Sporting Life Girls Companion Home Companion News of …

Role and Rolls….

  Some fellow ( I can`t remember his name) once said  “All the world is a stage and all the men and women merely players” Which rather clumsily segues into this:   To act upon this stage you need, of course, a script, and that script was once given to …

The art of being unfashionable….

I enjoy being unfashionable. To such an extent that I have firmly embraced the deeply unfashionable, from Norman Wisdom films, virtually all monochrome films made in Britain after the war, GK Chesterton, JB Priestley, the terrible musicals of the 1960’s, including the wonderfully bad ‘Half A Sixpence’, Max Wall, Gilbert …