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Cheating with the Greeks.

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Ok, I’ll ‘fess up, while I may be earnestly hacking at the rockface of Proust, I picked Sophocles’ ‘The Theban Plays’ to write about because I studied them at school. From the very… Continue reading

Hand in Glove

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After wringing out my sodden handkerchief and shocking my face back to its usual size and colour with a good splash of icy water, I vowed to buy a copy of Turgenev’s ‘On… Continue reading

The Light, The Stick and The Kitchen Table

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From the very first page of ‘To The Lighthouse’, it’s clear that the Ramseys have mastered the good cop/bad cop parental double act – the dysfunctional strategy of choice for many families. Like… Continue reading

Why Proust?

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I’m not sure when I made the decision to tackle Proust, but, I resolved many years ago that if I did nothing else with my life, I would at least attempt to be… Continue reading