The Crown and The Lost King: the cost of playing fast and loose with ‘history’

In a recent blog post I looked at how cinema’s love for the bio-pic allows for a certain massaging of history. This month I’m thinking of the dangers of dabbling at all in the borders of fact and fiction.  First of all, there’s the fracas over Netflix’s next series of The Crown, slated for depicting … Continue reading The Crown and The Lost King: the cost of playing fast and loose with ‘history’

More Fiction and Photography (#PhotographyinFiction 3)

This month I’ve unexpectedly stumbled on two novels featuring photography to add to my growing  blog category ‘photography in fiction’. These writers are less well-known than Theroux or Boyd but there are points of similarity worth mentioning. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children which I was given as a gift, follows William Boyd’s idea in … Continue reading More Fiction and Photography (#PhotographyinFiction 3)