Category Archives: Victor Bridges

Going for the chop part II: My Favourite Men’s Literary Hair Styling Moments

Last year I made up a list of my top hair cutting moments in literature and shared some rather glib conclusions about the significance of hair cuts for heroines (you can see the post here).  I’ve been feeling mildly guilty … Continue reading

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A new favourite sub-genre – posh amateur spies in boats foiling German plots: ‘Trouble on the Thames’ by Victor Bridges (1945)

Last autumn I was completely won over by Erskine Childres boating and spying novel, ‘The Riddle of the Sands‘.  It was utterly unexpected.  I’m not generally interested in espionage thrillers and I take after my mother, who gets sea-sick on … Continue reading

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