A Food And Booze Tour With Harry Bosch

Harry Bosch

Crime writing and food: a classic combo It is well-known that detectives have healthy appetites. Of course, this is particularly true amongst European detectives, from Hercule Poirot and Inspector Maigret to Salvo Montalbano and Pepe Carvalho. But Sherlock Holmes, Nero Wolfe, or Philip Marlow, to name a few, are also connoisseurs of fine food. There are even some crime fiction novels that come complete with recipes, menus and food commentaries, such as The Debt to

The 1969 Censorship Of Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint

1969 phillip roth

  Nineteen sixty-nine was a tumultuous year It was the year I started to learn how to rebel. As a teenager in Perth, the most isolated city in the world, news arrived days or weeks later than for the rest of the world. The Vietnam War was the most pressing for me because I was only a few years away from the threat of conscription. Many forget or don’t realise that it wasn’t only teenagers in

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy And Islington

The Galaxy Was Born In Islington

After Douglas Adams destroyed Earth for a hyperspace bypass, he allowed Arthur Dent a few hometown memories The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy takes us to far away places following the destruction of planet Earth by the Vogons. Places that leave Arthur Dent all at sea as he adjusts to being the last remaining human in the Universe. In the company of his trusted friend, an alien, Ford Prefect, he learns the golden rule of space