Monday, January 19, 2009


Iain at Quercus has asked me to direct readers to a new web site devoted to The Girl Who Played With Fire here. There will be more content over the next few months but there is already a link to Maxine's Euro Crime review of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.


Blogger Dorte H said...

Hello Norman.

I just awarded your blog - among other things for your "Uriah posts". And now you must tell me if the concept "Urias-post" means anything to English readers or I am the only one who enjoy this alias thoroughly (tried to google it but is none the wiseer).

1:30 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Please tell me the significance of Urias-post?

I chose the name as an amalgam of two heroes names, see my post 16 Random things or Uriah Robinson Revealed [just before Casting Lisbeth Salander].

I chose the name when I was tangling verbally on a friend's blog with some very nasty people. The sort that Stieg Larsson was an expert on and campaigned against.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Dorte H said...


I am sure you know the story behind the concept. When good old King David coveted beautiful Bathsheba, her husband, Uriah, was somewhat in the way. Uriah was a soldier, however, so David used his power to send Uriah off to a tight spot (the Gaza Strip, presumably???). Of course Uriah was killed, so every time I come to look for your latest post and see your banner, I do so admire your courage, Norman. And I keep my fingers crossed for you :)

3:02 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Thanks for reminding me Dorte.
I was at Monticello [Thomas Jefferson's home] and had a strange feeling it was a very peaceful spot looked down and it was the grave of Rebecca Machado Levy, grandmother of Uriah Levy. The Levy family had preserved Monticello for years and then left it to the nation.
It was a few years later that I got this similar strange feeling of peace near Widdecombe on Dartmoor .
I then read more about Uriah Levy and discovered he had been imprisoned during the War of 1812 on Dartmoor. The prison on Dartmoor had been built for the French in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars but was also used for Americans in the War of 1812. The prison is only 27 miles from where we live.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Reg / Steve said...

Great story! I thought for sure it was from Uriah Heep -- the only one I know. Did you see the dumbwaiter at Monticello?

10:17 PM  

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