A Memoir Ian Likes: Underfoot In Show Business by Helene Hanff

Despite her intentions being laid out clearly in the opening pages of this book, Helene Hanff (1916 – 1997) never made it as a successful playwright (spoiler alert). However, she was a writer who could meet deadlines and create work quickly and relied almost entirely on her typewriter for a living which means that, by … Continue reading A Memoir Ian Likes: Underfoot In Show Business by Helene Hanff

A Book Ian Likes: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Adaptations of art into different mediums most often fall without trace into the collective memory, occasionally dragged out by a teacher trying to show their class that what they taught had some cultural currency once, when they clearly just aren’t engaging their students properly. More often than not, the adaptation is soon forgotten while the … Continue reading A Book Ian Likes: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo