Monthly Archives: July 2017

Queen Ann Dresser

Queen Anne Dresser   Watching the lacklustre  RSC’s production of  Queen Ann had its moments. The plot revolved around dominating favourite Sarah Duchess of Marlbrough’s  waning influence over the dull Queen. An influence which was essential if her husband the … Continue reading

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Its a wise child

Its a Wise Child The full proverb reads “ Its a wise child who knows his own father.” And it came to mind reading Richard Ford’s “Between Them-Remembering My Parents”(Bloomsbury). The highly successful Pulitzer winning author in this slight book … Continue reading

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Silly Girl Silly Season

Silly Girl, Silly Season   With so much politics around I was fearing that the silly season when the media gets dominated  by David Beckham changes hairdresser type stories, was never going to come. But come it has ,with a … Continue reading

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Don’t Talk About Brexit

Dont Talk About Brexit This week’s blockbuster movie “Dunkirk” was not released accidentally. The heroic  story of how British pluck, ingenuity and character overcame nasty Germans and their allies and friends the Rumanians, Hungarians, Italians, Spanish and Portuguese etc is … Continue reading

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Dear Mary-Educating Katya

  Dear Mary- Educating Katya Every week I give a half hour conversational English class to Katya(name changed). Thirty five, a graduate, Polish, she cleans for one or two of our neighbours. She is quite( not very) attractive and very … Continue reading

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Austen Seven

Austen Seven. Last week The  Guardian celebrated Jane Austen’s  bicentenary by asking authors to name their favourite Austen novel. Hilary Mantel bright and original as always chose Austen’s juvenilia which includes Love and Friendship (see link) which became  one of … Continue reading

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Pier Hunting-Cromer

Pier Hunting- Cromer Cromer has one of the most perfect piers. Sturdy and broad without a hint of an amusement arcade or a fair ground ride. Instead it has the most wonderful Pavilion Theatre with “its last in the world … Continue reading

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