Monthly Archives: July 2014

Jaw on War

According to the British Library Lavinia Greenlaw is  “one of Britain’s most eminent literary figures.” I as a mere Arsenal supporter  had never heard oif her. So I took their word. And of I went to hear her chair a … Continue reading

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Dolly’s Tune

Statistics show that marriage is decline.ng in popularity. While in 1992 8.6 per 1000 in the UK got married   now the figure is 4.4 and still going south. Figures which are very similar all over Europe. Even in God fearing … Continue reading

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All Our Yesterdays

This week sees the funeral of a mother of a close friend of ours. Eve. Aged 97. My generation are all burying, have buried or are preparing to bury their parents.  Eve rang a particular mournful bell. She had come … Continue reading

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Man in Black

Searching for John Alder The new football season is now on the horizon. Kick off August 9. It is a time when all the teams are equal and the lowest team can have the same dreams as the mightiest. But … Continue reading

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Standing in the Shadow

Like most who read books and enjoy our cultural history Virginia Woolf looms large. As does the whole Bloomsbury set. However I have always found her novels unreadable though I have loved several of her  essays not least the one … Continue reading

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Mystery Woman

If you loved the  documentary” Searching for the Sugarman” you’ll flip for “Finding Vivien Maier”. Both involve interested parties trying to track down a mystery singer and an even more mysterious  street photographer who not only have disappeared  off the … Continue reading

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Fame At Last

The Good the Bad and The Ugly. Lets describe me. Bald, self opinionated English man with bad teeth. Is that racist, is it inappropriate and offensive?  I don’t think so, it’s a point of view which has a validity.  I … Continue reading

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