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You couldn’t make it up (Series 11, Episode 4)

The other day I met up for a pub lunch with an old pal [hereafter referred to as “A” in order to protect both the innocent and guilty] – well, to be brutally direct about it, actually a friend of an old pal – whom I used to know quite well but haven’t seen for about four years. In the [...]

February 22, 2023 // 0 Comments

The balance of life

Earlier this week (Monday 9th March) I alighted upon a piece by Clare Foges on page 21 of my copy of The Times commenting upon the latest developments in the coronavirus epidemic and the UK government’s official advice on self-isolation – “Remain in your home. Do not go to work, school or [...]

March 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

The literary value of letters

The other day I had dinner with a barrister friend who is extremely well read and the conversation turned to Arthur Quiller Couch, a Cambridge Professor of English and editor of the anthology of Oxford verse. Q, as he was known, was a resident of Fowey and a influence on the writing of Daphne Du [...]

August 20, 2014 // 0 Comments