Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

Maigret’s justice

Maigret entered the interview room where the person being questioned sat with Janvier. Maigret looked at the frightened young man sat opposite Janvier. ‘Why don’t you talk to me and let Janvier go to terrorise someone else?’ Sometime later, Maigret … Continue reading

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Don’t patronise women

The evening news has become annoying. Each night this week the bulletins have included the fortunes of the England women’s football team among the headlines. This evening no superlatives were spared in describing the victory of the women’s team over … Continue reading

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A Mastermind specialist in loneliness

Chief Inspector Lewis asks pathologist Dr Dobson what her specialist subject would be if she were to appear on Mastermind. ‘Corpses,’ she answers. Lewis smiles, observing that the subject might not be a barrel of laughs. Dobson then turns to … Continue reading

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What is old?

I love ITV 3. There is a constant recycling of detective series without reference to date or sequence or age. Vera drives a Land Rover that never seems to be replaced and drinks whisky in a manner that must eventually … Continue reading

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Some people should never be 77

There was a barbecue at my cousin’s house in Pitney last Friday, followed by disco music for the gathering of cousins. Dancing to Blondie’s Atomic, one of my cousins said how much she loved Debbie Harry. ‘I think she is … Continue reading

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