Today, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's place in the literary canon is secured by his series of detective stories featuring the idiosyncratic but brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes. However, Doyle's literary talents were wide-ranging, and he dabbled in many genres over the course of his career. The Firm of Girdlestone is a novel in the classic suspense tradition in which a greedy father-and-son team resort to terrible crimes to keep their floundering business afloat.
Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland), February 17, 2005, 6pp
1- Andy Lynch Celtic 4 Rangers 2 Celtic Park, May 21, 1979 Rangers were always our main rivals for titles when I was at Celtic. I loved Old Firm games. I'm not sure if that was something to do with the fact I was from Glasgow and was a Celtic supporter...
Sunday Life (Belfast, Northern Ireland). June 25, 2017, 56
Monument Valley II iPad/iPhone PS4.99 FRANK Underwood will be pleased. Aside from being hauntingly beautiful and providing gentle but firm puzzling brilliance, Monument Valley was especially notable for being employed [...]
Income, Filmmakers, Motion picture industry, and Profit
Peter Jackson, 42, suddenly is one of the richest and most powerful people in the movie business, having turned J.R.R. Tolkien's classic, "The Lord of the Rings," into a film franchise that has generated $4 billion in ticket sales, DVDs and merchandise. In all Jackson, as director and producer, has reaped more than $125 million from the three Rings films, an oeuvre that took eight years of his life to complete. In the past year he earned $35 million, ranking him 20th in pay and 12th overall on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. He got a 7.5% cut of the gross profits from DVD sales of the second Rings film and from theater sales for the third. And Jackson is receiving a beastly upfront fee of $20 million to direct and produce his next film and write the screenplay for it. Finished with Hobbits, Jackson is taking on a remake of King Kong, which will star Naomi Watts. Now New Zealand's favorite native son is betting it all on his homeland. He is plowing upwards of $50 million of his own money into building a studio empire here, complete with giant sound stages, special-effects workshops and futuristic editing operations. Jackson is putting another $7 million into a new soundstage to complement the two stages he already owns. He also is part-owner of a digital-effects company--Weta Ltd., which handled the brilliant pixilated stunts in the Rings series--and a props design firm, Weta Workshop, which created the suits of armor and weaponry for Middle-earth. "I could go to Hollywood and I wouldn't have to build any of this. But I value being a New Zealander who is able to make films in his own country. So we've had to spend our own money to increase the infrastructure." INSET: Barons of the Box Office.
BLISS has come up with a clever solution to tired eyes. Boasting gardenia stem cells, FIRM, BABY, FIRM TOTAL EYE SYSTEM has an upper-lid firming gel to tighten skin and a hydrating under-eye cream to help cover dark circles and fill fine lines. €63, nationwide The LANCOME ARTLINER 24H (shown in Black Diamond) gives a clean, inky line. €28, nationwide YSL's classic dark circle concealer and complexion highlighter is now out as a limited edition TOUCHE ECLAT COLLECTOR - just in time for Christmas. €35, counters nationwide LA PRAIRIE ADVANCED MARINE BIOLOGY EYE GEL, with algae extract and caffeine, leaves eyes looking less puffy, fresher and younger. The snag? It doesn't come at a snip. €87, Brown Thomas, 01 605 6666 THIS WORKS NO WRINKLES TIRED EYES serum contains the magical-sounding persian silk tree extract, which rejuvenates ageing skin. €54, thisworks.com BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR EYE BASE, in four shades (shown in Medium), takes years off eyes. Shadow applied on top will stay put, too. €24, counters nationwide There are plenty of brilliant mascaras, but SISLEY SO INTENSE MASCARA deserves praise. Available in three colours (shown in Deep Black), its conditioning formula makes lashes look thicker and clump-free. €44, counters nationwide [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
STAR RATINGS ????? Brilliant ???? Very good ??? Good ?? Average ? R Steppin' Out With Katherine Jenkins 9PM, UTV Thanks to her mezzo-soprano voice and stunning looks, Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins (right) has become a firm television favourite. Her appearance on the US show Dancing With The Stars has also brought her to the attention of an international audience. The next stop on her journey towards global domination of the airwaves is this one-off, in which guest stars join her to perform classic song-anddance numbers, including a Fred and Ginger-inspired tap routine. An evening of 'Hollywood glamour combined with good, old-fashioned entertainment'. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]