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"The glacier knocks in the cupboard,
  The desert sighs in the bed,
And the crack in the tea-cup opens
  A lane to the land of the dead."
WH Auden

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22/06/2024:

Photos:

Vesuvius
Italy

Recent News

09/06/2024:

  • A review of A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott 5

    "*** NOTE: This review contains spoilers *** If you have watched the television series of The Jewel in the Crown, you will know that Paul's Scott's "Raj Quartet" ends on a dramatic note. In August 1947, with India preparing for the exit of the British government and the subcontinent's division into two new states, violence erupts between Hindus and Moslems across the territory..." More

  • Photos.
Marsh harrier
Photos

05/05/2024:

Photos:

View over valley
The rest of March, and April
22 Bishopsgate
A walk across central London

24/03/2024:

  • A review of The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott 3

    "*** NOTE: This review contains spoilers *** Though considerably shorter than the preceding "Raj Quartet" novels, this third installment took me much longer to get through. Paul Scott's psychological penetration and attention to cultural, social and historical detail are as sharp as ever..." More

  • Photos.
Flooded fen
Later winter
Spaghetti-westerning
Spain

21/01/2024:

  • Pop CD catalogue updated with acquisitions from the past couple of years.
  • Photos.
Duckies
Photos.

02/01/2024:

  • Video:
    Nightpaddling
  • Video:
    River Lune
  • Photos.
Paddling
December

02/12/2023:

  • Video:
    Surfing
  • Video:
    Paddling in Cumbria, 5 years ago
  • Photos.
A largish wave
November +

12/11/2023:

Photos:

Nightpaddling
The rest of October
Cathedral
Suffolk
Tangerine Dream in concert
London - sights and sounds
Tree
Leaves

30/10/2023:

A review of The Day of the Scorpion by Paul Scott 4

"*** NOTE: This review contains spoilers *** This is the second of Paul Scott's "Raj Quartet", an expansive portrayal of the lives of Britons in India during the Second World War, and the concomitant, disorderly break-up of the British Empire. I hadn't planned to read the Raj novels back-to-back, but having enjoyed The Jewel in the Crown, I sought out more of the same..." More


07/10/2023:

Photos:

Buildings near the M25
England
Stansted in the fog
Spain

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