Tag Archives: James Bond

#FilmReview: NO TIME TO DIE #JamesBond

I don’t review every film I see, but this one begged for it on the grounds that the main character in my Five Kingdoms series (Rustam Chalice) was born out of my frustration that Bond was never allowed to grow as a character. NO TIME TO DIE is Daniel Craig’s last Bond film, and someone […]

#FilmReview – SPECTRE – #JamesBond

I don’t often review films, but for those of you that know anything about me – an author with a debut novel logline of ‘James Bond meets Lord of the Rings’ (The Prince’s Man) – you might have realised that I’m a Bond fan. So I thought I’d share my feelings about the latest in the long-running series […]

Travelling The Great Glen – #Scottish #Highlands

Those of you who’ve been here before probably know that I commute regularly between the UK south coast and the Scottish Highlands. Most often these are working trips, which involve flying between the two ends of the country to save time. Twice a year, we drive the route, allowing me to take my Jack Russell (Frodo) […]

Film #review – TRUE LIES (1994) #spies #humour #Schwarzenegger

Before you ask why I am reviewing an old film, I’ll explain. I have one of those annoying summer colds, and while I nurse my Lemsip and tissues, I wanted to watch something just for fun. This film fitted the bill perfectly. I’d go so far as to say it is one of my favourite, […]

Saruman passes on – sad news of the death of Christopher Lee

Actor Christopher Lee passed away, aged 93, on Sunday 7th in hospital. He was a towering presence in so many of the films I grew up with – Dracula, Star Wars, James Bond (did you know he was Ian Flemming’s step-cousin?) and, of course most recently, all the Lord of the Rings films. The archetypal villain, it […]

Coming soon – epic fantasy THE PRINCE’S MAN

Think James Bond meets Lord of the Rings – THE PRINCE’S MAN is a sweeping tale of spies and deadly politics, inter-species mistrust and magic phobia, with an underlying thread of romance. Meet Rustam Chalice, hedonist, dance tutor and spy. Rustam loves his life, never better than when he’s bedding a gorgeous woman. So when the kingdom he […]