Category Archives: private typing
“… that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. A typist in a New York City Police Department precinct, Rose is like a high priestess….”
From the blurb,this novel comes off as noir as the digits of a steno who just finished swapping ribbons on a roomful of Remingtons, if you get my drift.
I spotted it at the New & Noteworthy table of a national book chain I’d rather not name. Want to know more? Take a hike over to your local indy bookstore and run the title past the chick at the counter. Bring a pal or three, OK? And don’t say I sent you.
Must-watch TV — Last Sunday, the Bletchley Circle debuted on PBS. It follows the adventures of the unsung, code-breaking women of Bletchley into their post-war years. They re-unite to find and stop a serial killer. It features grungy, secret offices packed with obscure typewriters, flying fingers and terse conversation among sharp, seriously quirky women with great accents. They ride into London inside astonishingly beautiful train cars. In other words, geek Valhalla. Here’s a link. (yes, you can watch the first episode online)