Grant Family History: Man About Town

John Peter Grant of Burley, aged 19 in 1936 used to go to a number of theatre shows in London. On the left is a menu card dated 12th September 1936, and on the right is a collection of autographs he managed to collect. At the bottom, is that of Douglas Fairbanks, above that is Marlene Dietrich. Both were huge Hollywood stars at the time. Perhaps readers can throw some light on the other signatures. The top one was that of my Father.

Wessex in Fiction: The Ghost Sonata

The Ghost Sonata is the third in the Gilda Joyce series of young adult mystery novels by Jennifer Allison. Gilda Joyce is a teenager who solves mysteries using a ouija board and her psychic abiities. The Ghost Sonata sees her accompanying her best friend Wendy Choy to a piano recital in Oxford, where she discovers that the recital is haunted.