Archive for September 2, 2011


Posted: September 2, 2011 in Agatha Christie, England, Norway, notes, USA

‘Oh it’s a long, long while from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September.’

We like many people will never forget where we were when we heard about the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001. We had just dropped off our beloved Jacob to start a course on independent living, and animal husbandry, at Lufton Manor College near Yeovil, when on the return trip we turned on the car radio….

Jacob was a total star on that course, especially at looking after the pigs. He loved his time at Lufton. I am trying to remember the good times for our family in the tumultuous decade  that has followed. Returning from a trip to Ireland flying back in a very rickety bumpy old plane, groups of Catholics saying the rosary, me hanging to my seat for dear life, and Jacob announcing to terrified passengers that he liked flying. Jacob going with his friends to Ground Zero, and Spanish villas for his summer holidays. Jacob getting a Prince’s Trust Award and singing with The Honeytones. My other children getting their degrees [one as a mature student getting a first] good memories.

Time to move on, and consider less important anniversaries. On the 15th it is the 121st anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth, and I hope to post something relevant on that day.

Then the 12 September is the fifth blog birthday of the original Crime Scraps started over at Blogger, and now moved to WordPress. To celebrate the relaunch of the blog as Crime Scraps Review I wanted to have something really special for readers. Over the years I have managed to get some really interesting author interviews [I won’t list them all in case I forget someone] and even a couple of charming guest bloggers for my Dartmoor Dozen feature, but this relaunch feature will be a special highlight for fans of translated crime fiction. 

Coming soon on Crime Scraps Review an interview with Don Bartlett, the superb translator of the Jo Nesbo thrillers, and K.O.Dahl police procedurals.