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Notebook

The temperature that night was -75.8 degrees, and I will not pretend it did not convince me that Dante was right when he placed the circles of ice below the circles of fire. Still we slept sometimes, and always lay … Continue reading

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The best jazz albums of 2017

A quirky journey back to the summer of love takes pride of place in my list in today’s Sunday Times. Full details here. 1 DJANGO BATES & FRANKFURT RADIO BIG BAND Saluting Sgt Pepper Edition 2 DAVID REES-WILLIAMS TRIO Classically … Continue reading

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The resistance, Islington 

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Notebook

I wanted to ask him  if he was writing, Was he finding the time? For years, as a busy physician, I’d struggled to find the time to write. I wanted to tell him that a famous writer, commiserating about this … Continue reading

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Modern times

 Another little gem by Paul Noth,  the man who gave us the best Trump cartoon of 2016.

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At the Design Museum 

Lots of space, but surprisingly low on content.

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The Thames, towards Bourne End

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Cafe society, Sloane Square 

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That time of year

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Marooned

Well, I went in with my expectations set reasonably low – the swooning and gasping from many of the critics automatically put me on my guard. (Remember how they tried to convince us that “Skyfall” was the best Bond film … Continue reading

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