Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Week With Words (12)

The week started well for all my books but on Tuesday/Wednesday I decided to concentrate on finishing As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee, about which more below. In consequence of this decision, however, the only … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (11)

At the end of April I started writing a post for my Second Achilles blog. It grew and grew and I got discouraged so put it to one side. A couple of weeks ago, however, I found a reason to … Continue reading

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Mad World – Paula Byrne

I started writing my review of Mad World last weekend but got no more than a few lines in before giving up. This was because I was one part distracted and one part wanting to write something other than a straight … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (10)

I have had a busy week. On Wednesday evening I met a friend for an all-too-rare drink after work, on Thursday I attended a talk on J. R. R. Tolkien and on Friday I visited Westminster Cathedral. By the time … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (9)

To paraphrase, it’s been a week of two halves*. Up till Wednesday, I kept up with my daily reading schedule. Since then, however, and with the honourable exception of David Hogarth’s Devia Cypria, I haven’t. Reasons? Well, this week I … Continue reading

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Maurice – E M Forster

E M Forster should have been in the bomb squad. His take-down of the Edwardian English and their rules and conventions, A Room With A View and Howards End, is literary dynamite*. Thankfully for me, after reading the aforementioned works (especially A Room With A View), … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (8)

So, after a four year career break during which I read and wrote to my heart’s content I finally re-entered the world of working last Monday. The hours of the job will vary but for the most part I am … Continue reading

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