A pseudonymous postman reflects on the decline due to the corporatisation of the Post Office. A brief, bleak little book indicating how a public utility has been eroded over the decades. A useful indicator of what goes on to both deliver your post and put up with the slow destruction of a long-cherished service.
Epigrams on screenplay construction, by the co-writer of Blade Runner, among others. Useful little nuggets of wisdom. Not for the general reader (it’s like Bresson’s Notes on the Cinematographer, but for movie writing), though some good stuff here nevertheless.
Genre authority Newman’s monograph on the third – and best – Quatermass movie excellently places the film in its series, cycle and genre contexts, and isn’t afraid to be both critical and celebratory of the flick. Recommended.
A biography of the paedophile celebrity, balanced with the belated investigation into Savile’s crimes. Fascinating and appalling, Davies’ book is the closest we’re likely to get to unlocking Savile and understanding the cultures supporting his offending.