In Raffles and Miss Blandish
he called reading the "tough" pre-war thriller No Orchids for Miss Blandish
"a header into the cesspool".
100 YEARS AGO: At police court yesterday Edward Blandish
was charged with having been on the premises of Meriden Lodge for an unlawful purpose.
But probably the most exciting was No Orchids For Miss Blandish
, an American kidnap story, later made into a movie called The Grissom Gang.
There were no orchids for Miss Blandish
, or indeed for anyone else at the weekend's Gateshead Flower Show ( not if you were looking at the Dobbies flower display.