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Miles away

It’s 25 years since he left us. Hard to believe.

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The problem with football

Silly question, I know, but why was Sam Allardyce being paid £3 million a year in the first place? Couldn’t he have got by on a little less? Shouldn’t it be an honour to be England manager? Stan Collymore has … Continue reading

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Sunday walk, Cookham

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Gustav Holst Memorial, Chichester Cathedral. 

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Coming attraction 

Drury Lane.

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It was the obsessive need for control that made him refuse virtually all interviews unless he could first know all the questions in advance and then eventually write all the questions himself. It was the need for control that made … Continue reading

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From South Korea, via France

A captivating evening with Youn Sun Nah at the Union Chapel. From my review in The Times: There is a rare theatrical quality to her performances that reflects, perhaps, her interest in chanson. Based in France, where she enjoys an … Continue reading

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I went – no, I staggered out of the room. Before I had reached the end of the dark corridor the last remnants of my strength left me, and my senses receded so that I had to steady myself by … Continue reading

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A song for Rio

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