X-Men: First Class

I have a bit of a strange relationship with the X-Men films. I loved the first one, thought the second was good enough and the third was a big steaming pile of…

The Boys from Brazil

Nazis are great. No, wait, let me rephrase that. For an author in search of a baddie Nazis are great. Everyone knows immediately that the Nazi is the bad guy and that anyone opposing the Nazi has to be the good guy…


January 27th marks Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering 67 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by Soviet forces in 1945. Here in the UK the aim of the Day is to remember all of the victims of Nazi persecution….

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

Holocaust Memorial Day is coming up in just a couple of months and across the country schools, libraries and community groups are already planning how to commemorate this important day. I know that in a lot of places John Boyne’s novel The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas will be used….