Tag: Daphne du Maurier

‘Strangers on a Train’: The Hitchcock/Highsmith Smack-Down!

*Please note: spoilers below* Before I begin, I should point out that I’m not the sort of person who usually succumbs to apoplectic rage over the perceived imperfections of a film adaptation of a book. I was, in fact, immensely irritated by those Harry Potter fans who squawked ‘That’s not in the book!’ and then…

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People are very funny about books

  Me reading a book while on holiday in the Norfolk Broads a couple of years ago People are very funny about books – funny peculiar, that is, rather than funny ha-ha. For example, the last time I bought a bookcase, the retail assistant informed me that the smaller compartments in the particular case I…

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