Reviews

‘I opened this book with high expectations. They have been admirably fulfilled.  Here we have a stand alone thriller about two lonely people who pursue a relationship of monthly weekends together in remote spots.  Suddenly one of these two fails to get to the rendezvous-vous and the other realises how very limited her knowledge of her  companion is . . . Gradually the reader pieces together some of the facts as an atmosphere of rising tension envelops everything. The intelligent way Jay, Lisa and others plan their actions is enjoyable and the suspense of the tale is palpable.’

- MYSTERY PEOPLE

Birthday

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in 18th December, Birthdays | No Comments

It was my birthday on the 18th December – and also that of my Italian friend, Daniella, who informed that we share a birthday with Brad Pitt. Apparently it is his 50th and that is hot news in the Italian media. Brad Pitt? Fifty? It seems just the other day that he was the young stud in Thelma and Louise. I mentioned Paul Klee, also born on the 18th December, and Daniella countered with Keith Richards. Mmm . . . couldn’t we do better than that? I went on line to see who could be added to the list. Plenty of minor composers, but no really famous writers, sadly. But Steven Spielburg: that was more like it. Also Willy Brandt, Franz Ferdinand, Charles Wesley, Celia Johnson, Grimaldi and – oh no – Stalin. I wouldn’t have had Stalin pegged for a Sagittarius. I’ll try to forget that I share a birthday with one of the greatest mass murderers in history.

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