One of the great pleasures I had when I spent a couple of multi-month stretches in Great Britain in the 1970s (London for eight months and Edinburgh for seven) was listening to the radio — specifically BBC Radio 4. I didn’t have a television, but the radio dramas presented by the BBC more than satisfied my • Read More »
Archives: Sherlock Holmes
A writer who didn’t want to be edited, the ‘real’ Moriarty, and your good words: newsletter, Nov. 23, 2018November 26, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, history, journalism, newsletter, Women writers and journalists, writers, writing.
Thanks for the many emails about the words that we use and the ones we don’t hear enough. This week’s word, of course, is gratitude, in line with the Thanksgiving holiday that Americans have celebrated this week. All of us have much to be thankful for. I do my best to remind myself of that • Read More »
Tags: Arthur Conan Doyle, compromise, Criminal prodcast, Facebook, George Boole, gratitude, honor, kindness, Mark Zuckerberg, Muriel Spark, PBS Frontline, Phoebe Judge, Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, The Prime of Miss Jean Brody, Thisiscriminal.com, Thomas Mallon, words
A legacy that began with veterans, a giant in the land of Sherlock, and GKC on what makes a good detective story: newsletter, Nov. 9, 2018November 12, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, newsletter.
This newsletter was emailed to everyone on Jim’s email list (3,020) on November 9, 2018 My reading and browsing bring me into contact with so many good stories, unknown (to me) items, and interesting people that I don’t have time to write about them all (and to test your patience and indulgence) in this newsletter. • Read More »
Farewell, Philip Roth; Mencken on the language; how we got Sherlock, and more: newsletter, May 25, 2018May 28, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, newsletter, writers, writing.
This newsletter was emailed to everyone on Jim’s email list (3,081) on May 25, 2018 Thanks to all who wrote or commented on Facebook about the dulcimer that I made and showed off in last week’s newsletter. I am going to start on another one before long. Sadly, for the second week in a • Read More »
Tags: Arthur Conan Doyle, Claude Monet, dulcimer, Eugene Delacrois, Goodbye Columbus, H.L. Mencken, impressionists, J.M.W. Turner, Matthew Rosza, Philip Roth, Project Gutenberg, Saalon.com, Sherlock Holmes, The American Language, urban sketchers, watercolor, William H. Seward