JOHN BARRY 1933-2011

A five time Oscar winner, who gave a great deal of pleasure to many, and was a great source of inspiration to me. Repeated listening to the scores of ‘The Ipcress File’, ‘For Your Eyes Only’ and ‘Out of Africa’ to name but three helped immensely during the writing of various books. Let alone the Propellerhead’s version of ‘On her Majesty’s Secret Service’.

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This month’s edition breaks with tradition and concentrates on film, as opposed to books. The Santa Monica Suicide Club, Taking Leave, The World According to Ned, Two Steps Forward and One of Our Meters is Missing are each currently undergoing a wash cycle in the above launderette. Regular readers are asked to have faith and be patient until the cycle ends- more will be revealed. Meanwhile, two authors being read and admired are Murakami and Charles Dickens.

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It is with much sadness that that we announce the death of Ecco Villiers. She passed on into the big film studio in the sky six weeks ago. A private funeral has already taken place and a memorial service is planned for early April. Ecco was born in the early nineties to Labrador and Flat Coat Retriever parents in Devon. By the age of six months, she realised she had an original talent and just needed someone special to help her career get off the ground.

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