A hedonic resource
Sunday, 14 July 2019
The Other Philip Larkin
When the 18-year-old Larkin came across this gravestone in St Michael's churchyard in Lichfield, he was understandably perturbed. Inde...
Friday, 12 July 2019
'Sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo'
Johnson's life of Thomas Gray (which I was looking at today) is decidedly cool in tone; there was a natural, and mutual, antipathy betwe...
Thursday, 11 July 2019
My Friends, It Was a...
Yes, it was a Purple Hairstreak, and I really wasn't expecting it so early in the month, but it was a wonderful thing to see. I was on...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Sorry to hear today that the brilliant actor Rip Torn has died. I think it's fair to say that he did well to make it to the age of 88, a...
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Heaven knows television has little to offer these days, especially on the main terrestrial channels – but there's always Talking Picture...
Monday, 8 July 2019
A word of warning to anyone planning to travel North on Virgin Trains any time soon (as I've just done). If you venture into the on-tra...
Sunday, 7 July 2019
We ♥ Europe
In yesterday's Daily Mail (I only buy it for the TV listings, honest – though they're not what they were), I noticed a quickfire Q&a...
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