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Che Cosa è Amor?

     When both your brothers are dating pianists and one of them is a pianist himself, there’s bound to be a lot of music in your life. That suits me to a T: when they all start discussing concerts, competitions, … Continue reading

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RLRW Day 4: Rosamond Lehmann and Debussy

          This evening my parents, my brother, his new girlfriend, and I attended a piano recital by François Chaplin at Château Canon, near St Emilion. It is the 150th anniversary of French composer Claude Debussy’s birth this year and … Continue reading

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A Bookish Spring

     It’s been a very, very long time since my last reading list! But a recent flurry of books in the post gives me an excuse to draw up a reading programme for the remainder of March… 1. Dracula, by … Continue reading

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Music in the Woods

     As those who read my last post are aware, I have not been in the highest of spirits of late. I took the train home from university the other night with my morale situated somewhere about the level of … Continue reading

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Miss Hargreaves, by Frank Baker (1939)

          Creative thought creates. Such is the simple principle on which is built Miss Hargreaves. And twenty-three year-old Norman Huntley has always had a strong creative streak: as a child, he was constantly inventing wild stories to get himself … Continue reading

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An Evening at the Opéra de Paris

     The greatest pleasure of living in Paris, in my view, is not having every shop I could possibly wish for within reach of only a few metro stops, or taking a Sunday stroll in the Tuileries or along the … Continue reading

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When the Poets Speak

     I finally satisfied my desire for poetry, though the two (very different) volumes I ordered have nothing to do with the Confederation Poets I so eagerly looked for a few weeks ago.      Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) was the … Continue reading

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