For we are bound to treat
a friend’s defeat,
with touch most tender,
and a fond respect!
(This is Horace, not auntie Diane)
Best wishes & all that
D + J + T
The exhibition-of-the-book is now open in the Foyles Gallery on Charring Cross Road. It’s running until Dec 30th between 9.30 – 5.30 every day. For more details go here:
My meta-Top Ten for The Guardian:
(I’m putting the article as a post because it took me so very, very long to compile…)
This is one of the most charming, funny, entertaining books I ever read. Lots of it is about places you’ve visited and lived in.
Gwen’s mother was American, her father Darwin’s son George, and her sister Randal Keynes’s grandmother. The illustrations are all by Gwen, who is more famous as an artist. I hope you enjoy the book – starting with pp.156-59, about the Sandwalk.
Baba – Happy Birthday 1988
Herein are tales of Attic yore.
They are in one sense the first behavioural models of our 2500 year-old European civilization.
It is a civilization which, guided by the spirit of these tales, has achieved much, too much perhaps. To get the balance right, we need to learn more at the feet of the other great model, who lived and died and lived again, not in ancient Greece, but in Jerusalem “the Golden”.