Tuesday, 16 October 2018
We have just returned from a few days in Lucca, a walled mediaeval city in Tuscany - and my post is due for tomorrow; so it's going to b...
Monday, 15 October 2018
Sylvia Plath's Letters Volume 2 by Fay Bound Alberti
I have just finished reading the second volume of Sylvia Plath's Letters , published by Faber and Faber. They make for sober reading. Th...
Sunday, 14 October 2018
The Pleasures and Perils of Living Abroad - by Lesley Downer
My Idealed John Bullesses by Yoshio Makino 1912 London in 1900 was like New York today, a city where you craned your neck gazing up a...
Saturday, 13 October 2018
The Etiquette of Apples
by Deborah Swift Jeanne Illenye - The Fateful Temptation I have been lucky enough to be given a huge plastic bag full of apples from ...
Friday, 12 October 2018
The Great Courses
Some years ago, in a quest to lose weight, I took up running. Running, as many of you will know, is unbelievably boring - especially for tho...
Thursday, 11 October 2018
A wander through the history of Iffley Village
I am lucky enough to live in the village of Iffley, about 2 miles from the centre of Oxford. One route from the centre of Oxford to Iffley ...
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Cod fail - Michelle Lovric
I've done a lot of crazy things in cars on the terraferma of the Veneto. It always seems to go wrong. Some might say that I'm bette...
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