So much good news…

As various bundles of intelligence thump onto my desk, the headlines make for depressing reading. (I say headlines – I am from the BJ school

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Just a thought
The Tissue

Quizzing the future?

What Ho, tout le monde et Bienvenue to racing “in absentia” from Longchamp. Like a Shakespearian speech, the racing was sans crowds, sans le picnic,

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GBH by Ted Lewis

Published in 1980 this was Lewis’s last book before he died of the drink aged 42. A very large proportion of my (male) friends would

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A view of the news

It has been in recent days, increasingly clear from all the various sensory inputs, that we – the general public – are becoming tiresomely self-righteous.

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The Corona Commonplace

Some of you may be familiar with our small Christmas booklet, a collection of little pieces that have caught our fancy, taken our imagination or

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Theatre Notes

When Raceweb’s Editor said: “I’m thinking of adding a new literary review and wondered whether you would be prepared to knock me out a thousand

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Apart from drinking tea, when the temperature heads this far north, we deploy the electric fan, my last punkah wallah having disappeared back to Wolverhampton

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