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Happy Christmas one and all! This Christmas Combo is only 2 days late, but the meanings and wonder it points us to are by no
We moved house this summer – so this poem is apt: the ‘clocks and carpets and chairs on the lawn all day’. We moved to
So I should be upfront about this one. It’s a cheat – because I’m not the instigator of this particular combination – the poet was.
I’m glad. In fact, if you didn’t, I’d be quite concerned for you! But be warned. This isn’t for the faint-hearted. It will try your patience and
As ever slow on the uptake, but I finally got round to reading Azar Nafisi’s beautifully written 2004 book, Reading Lolita in Tehran. It is a rich,
At last year’s launch of veteran travel writer Dervla Murphy’s remarkable book, A Month by the Sea – Encounters in Gaza, she made a simple
To be opaque is to be beguiling, provocative. You need to be hooked, of course. But once I’m hooked, I never want everything on a