Stories By Jem Bloomfield
Book Review: Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen JonesOctober 11, 2020
But wherever it originated, the word conjures up an instant picture of young people in cheap...
Theatre Review: Frankenstein at the National Theatre, LondonSeptember 14, 2020
There are some terrific “There’s something in the sack!” or “What’s that climbing down the wall?”...
Opera Review: Anna Nicole at the Royal Opera House, LondonSeptember 12, 2020
Anna Nicole zipped herself up in a bodybag, surrounded by a crowd of camera-headed creatures which...
Book Review: Heartstone: A Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery by C.J. SansomSeptember 4, 2020
Matthew Shardlake the lawyer and his friend Dr. Guy Malton represent the arrival of the professional...
Book Review: Port Mortuary by Patricia CornwellAugust 28, 2020
Whatever her faults, you can’t criticise Patricia Cornwell for sticking in a rut. Port Mortuary, her...
Theatre Review: Blood and Gifts at the National Theatre, LondonAugust 13, 2020
Pop music functions as a metonym for the cultural appropriations and misunderstandings which occur onstage. Is...
Book Review: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip PullmanJuly 30, 2020
The premise of Philip Pullman’s new book is brilliant. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel...
Book Review: Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David AaronovitchJuly 3, 2020
Voodoo Histories isn’t an attempt to tell everyone to chill out and stop worrying about what...
The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia CornwellJune 14, 2020
She’s developed an enjoyable way of beginning novels in the middle of a story, letting her...
Democracy: 1,000 Years in Pursuit of British Liberty by Peter KellnerJune 10, 2020
Magna Carta, that legendary document which is so frequently referred to in discussions of freedom, and...