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Vintage-style notepads for fictional hotels by Herb Lester

Fictional notepads

What better captures the bygone glamour of a grand hotel than its headed notepaper? This new notepad set from Herb Lester encapsulates exactly that – and goes one better, by imagining the notepaper of some of our favourite fictional hotels. 

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Categories / Books, Film and TV

Ritual by David Pinner – the book that inspired the Wicker Man movie reprinted


Not an exact template for the movie, Ritual by David Pinner was, however, the book that inspired the movie – and it is getting a reprint in the very near future.

Rather than being set in the Scottish highlands, this 1967 novel is set in Cornwall, with police officer, David Hanlin asked to investigate the murder of a local child. Whilst there, he's subjected to mental trickery, seduction, ancient religious practices and sacrificial rituals. Sound familiar?

The rights to the book were obtained for the Wicker Man movie a few years later, with a fairly minimal rewrite creating the ultimate movie cult classic. Original copies go for silly money, so the £6.39 price tag for the new version, which comes with original cover artwork and a new forward by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley, looks a serious bargain. Alternatively, a hardback version sells for £9.09.

Find out more at the Amazon website