Women We Loved: Enid (BBC Four, 2009)

Synopsis: Enid Blyton (Helena Bonham Carter) is a successful and prolific children's author, married to publisher Hugh Pollock (Matthew Macfadyen), and mother to two daughters.  Just before the second world war breaks out, her marriage starts to fail, as Hugh drinks heavily and she devotes more and more time to her writing and her 'friends' … Continue reading Women We Loved: Enid (BBC Four, 2009)

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What’s in a name?

Full disclosure - this post was inspired by a film that I haven't yet watched. I'm sure that  when I do finally see Asif Kapadia's biographical documentary   (2015), I will find that it lives up to the hype.  After all, his careful dissection of Ayrton Senna beautifully wove together fragments of a career to build … Continue reading What’s in a name?