Thursday, 16 August 2018

The Pincers of Death – Toby Frost

The latest Space Captain Smith novel has been out for some time, and I honestly don't know why it took me so long to buy it, or so much time to get round to reading it! I've reviewed all the previous books in the series (Space Captain Smith, God-Emperor of Didcot, Wrath of the Lemming Men, A Game of Battleships and End of Empires).

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Crinoline Robot's vintage week

Aha! The title is a con. I have not, in fact, been having a particularly vintage week. Like every month, I started August with all sorts of good intentions and everything fell by the wayside. Garden? A bit neglected. Home? Well, the effort that didn't go into the garden sure hasn't gone in there... I'm in one of those phases when getting up, washed, dressed in clean clothes and holding down a job is a success, and anything on top of that is jam.

So, what was the jam?

Friday, 3 August 2018

The return of Jean Patou?

Here's a little oddity for you: Fashion Network has reported that luxury fashion conglomerate LVMH is acquiring the rights to Jean Patou fragrances, and suggesting that the fashion house could be restarted.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Miss Fisher: the psychedelic years

So, we’ve a little news on the Miss Fisher front. First, the movie is going ahead! Last September I blogged about the makers of the show putting together a Kickstarter for a Phryne movie, and Screen Australia has reported that Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears will begin filming in Melbourne and Morocco this October. There’s been a real dearth of Jazz Age crime on telly in recent years, so I for one welcome that. And I know I’m not alone as the crowdfunding and money from private investors raised a million Australian dollars. There’s no release date so far.

So what will be on television now Phryne’s making the move to movies? How about a 60s-set programme called Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries, with the central character being Miss Fisher’s niece Peregrine? Spyvibe reported on that a couple of days ago. On Every Cloud Productions' website we’re promised a stylish apartment, sports car and ‘cutting-edge wardrobe’. As for the setting, that's Melbourne, which should be interesting - I've not seen much on Australia in the 1960s.