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BBC’s “Alleyn Mysteries”

BBC’s “Alleyn Mysteries”

I’ve been watching the “Alleyn Mysteries” produced by the BBC in 1993-1994, based on Ngaio Marsh’s mystery novels. These adaptations are quite good, for the most part. Patrick Malahide and William Simons are perfectly cast as Alleyn and his assistant, Inspector Fox. Their interpretation of the characters and of the… Read more »

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Developments on the E-book Horizon

Some interesting developments in e-reader technology were on display at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, according to an article by CNN. I was intrigued, so I took a look at the websites for two new e-readers. If you’re looking to try the e-reader experience, but don’t… Read more »

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Recommended: “The Future of Reading,” by Tom Peters

For a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at where books may be headed, I recommend Tom Peters’ “The Future of Reading,” published on Library Journal’s website. Peters clearly lays out the challenges and issues facing the publishing industry and introduces readers to new trends and innovations made possible by emerging technologies,… Read more »

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Libraries Without Books?

Recently, my attention was drawn to a Boston Globe article about Cushing Academy, a New England prep school. It seems that headmaster James Tracy has made the decision to remove almost all books from the school’s library. The library will instead be a place where students can access information electronically…. Read more »

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