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I was genuinely saddened by the news of Clive James’ death last year. He always struck me as such a fascinating and fascinated man, humane
There is so much good stuff in Eco’s collection that I couldn’t resist another outing after the last one (click the link for all the
It seemed a good plan to turn to another of Eland’s Poetry of Place anthologies. This time, it’s England’s turn, compiled by A. N. Wilson.
A slightly different approach today. One of my favourite publishers is Eland Books – they specialise in bringing classics of travel writing back into print
William Blake (1757-1827) was one of a kind. A printer, an illustrator, a painter, a poet, a visionary, a provocateur. And that’s just the start
This is Holy Saturday. It’s an in-between day, a limbo. It is deeply unsettling, especially if you need your world to be categorisable, identifiable, graspable.
For this Maundy Thursday, here’s a favourite purple passage. If I’d been on the ball, I would have obviously put the Alan Paton passage tonight.