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" Alfriston is a compact village set around a rather traffic-weary High Street, mainly of old, timbered buildings. The principal sights lie to the east on the river side. "
" Once you get over the culture shock, Filey is a pleasant spot, particularly at the beginning or end of the summer, when the hotels are half full. The brave go in winter, when the wind can be bitter and biting and Filey resumes its real life as a tiny, introverted fishing community. "
" Scarborough never really began to live until the summer of 1964 when the Beatles played the Futurist Theatre, and no one in the audience, least of all me, heard anything but the screaming. "
" I don't think I'd seen anything like 'The Killing.' "
" In the world of crime novels, the annual Audible Sounds of Crime awards are a pretty big deal, and I was thrilled to be shortlisted for my fifth novel in my bestselling Nic Costa series. "
" The bronze dwarfs give you the first clue that Wroclaw is no ordinary city. They lurk all over the place, carousing outside pubs, snoring at the doors of hotels, peeking out from behind the bars of the old city jail. "
" Scripts are very different to books. They are blueprints for building, not the building. "
" Lympne Castle opens its doors to visitors during the summer only. It is privately owned, and more an interesting medieval manor than a castle. "
" In London, the home of the quick deal is that outer ring of the seven circles of hell, Tottenham Court Road, where, as a rule, finding something with an advertised price is as likely as spotting a mermaid under Vauxhall Bridge. "
" If you think about what 'The Killing' is, it is the theatrical production, not the script. "
" In Filey, you eat early to prepare for the highlight of the evening: social intercourse of a kind one thought relegated to Stanley Holloway monologues. "
" The English Channel is such a narrow little puddle, you cannot help wondering why no invader has succeeded in crossing it since 1066. "
" In a sense, there is no such thing as a bargain in computing. Models which are popular sell for the price they are supposed to fetch for the best part of their product cycle. "
" Flash turns up the optical volume so that whatever lies behind the lens - be it film or a digital sensor - is a little more receptive. "
" Most visitors to Amsterdam will wander into the red-light district out of sheer curiosity. The narrow streets are mostly safe day and night - just don't try to take pictures of the women working in the windows. "
" The problem is not that the PC you need always costs more than you can afford. The problem is that whatever the price, it is still too much. "
" If you look at the play very closely, this is a thirdhand report of what a wonderful hero Macbeth is for saving Scotland. And in the next scene, he's planning to murder Duncan, and you never really know why or what's behind Macbeth. "
" Authors do this for a living, and if you take their work for nothing, you are depriving them of a living. "
" Stand outside De Eland, on the Berenstraat Bridge over the Prinsengracht, and you see what real Amsterdam life is like. "
" Historic Amsterdam, that old part you first see when you turn up at Centraal Station, may have its monuments, but it's also the most tawdry and overcrowded part of the city. "
" Old Filey lies around the Ravine, a glacial gash running down to Coble Landing. This is the fishing Filey of centuries past, with neat little terraced cottages and a cluster of attractive 18th century houses. "
" The hearing test, which involved sitting in a quiet room listening to noises of various pitch played through headphones, confirmed the worst. I had no hearing in my left ear whatsoever. "
" Flash photography can be horrible. In the hands of an expert who knows how to bounce all that searing bright light in the right direction, it may make an impossible picture workable. "
" Opinions are 10 a penny. In the spin-driven, PR-controlled world of the 21st century, hard facts are rare indeed. "
" I want to do more audio originals because I think that it is a fascinating medium. If you think about it, this is original storytelling. "
" Few areas which are not publicly owned can boast as many footpaths as the Cuckmere Valley. For a short walk, a footbridge across the river leads back to the little hamlet of Milton Street, where another classic local pub, the Sussex Ox, provides an admirable lunch. "
" I think there is this huge hole in Shakespeare that you do not know why Macbeth is who he is. "
" Torremolinos has no Jesus Gil, no pretty little old town, and no resident celebrities to sing its praises. "
" The list of Scarborough's rock credentials could go on forever. "
" I just love doing different things, which is what being a working author is like. "
" TV has a three storyline structure, but 'The Killing' takes on that structure with such ambition. "