On a past visit to Brantwood in Cumbria, former home of John Ruskin, a friend and I were in the … Continue reading If you were Euphemia, would you choose Effie?
Another one from the article archive: When I once commented on Twitter about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) being different to … Continue reading A cut too far …
Sometimes you simply need to go with the flow. I saw Leuven in a holiday ad in The Guardian. Struck … Continue reading Loving Leuven
Why do you enjoy Anne Tyler novels? asked my friend. Nothing ever happens in them. Said friend enjoys works of … Continue reading Ennui
My very favourite genre. It feels like sacrilege but I’ve been clearing my dusty bookshelves, for the dust probably exacerbates … Continue reading Union Street & social realism