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  • Source type: Blog
  • On Teads since: 23/03/2010
  • Teads score: 0.0493113
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Language: English

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Latest articles

  • Cornflower

    P.D. James, a lady I admired enormously, has died today aged 94. Much has been and will be written about her and her work, but that apart, it was her wit, her sharp intellect, her wisdom, personal courage, and integrity which engendered so much respect and esteem. I've been privileged to hear her talk in person, and rarely have I felt as I did then that I was in the company of someone who was -...

    27/11/2014 - 16:44
  • Cornflower

    I mentioned the other day that I'd been past the premises of Topping & Co. in St Andrews before the shop opened, well on Friday I was back in the town again and had time for a quick look in, and what a lovely place it is! First of all I was impressed by the fitting, very smart floor to ceiling shelving with library ladders, cosy alcoves, and a wood-burning stove to take the chill off a cold day,...

  • Cornflower

    I have long admired Margaret Forster's writing: she's clear, straightforward, understated, quietly compelling; not showy, loud or 'clever'. I've read her biography of Daphne du Maurier and several novels, chief among them Lady's Maid, and Keeping the World Away , about Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Gwen John respectively (see this post), ones to look out for if you don't already know them. Her...