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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Great Man history

On Andrew Roberts’ Churchill: Walking with Destiny. – For The Oldie

“A pair of…”

‘dumplings’
‘dumpling’
‘dump’

Did The English Patient send me to Afghanistan?

Two nights from now, by way of (ahem) a birthday present, I will be attending a live-orchestra screening of The English Patient at the Albert Hall. I had invited an old friend, a raven-haired young lady (named in Debrett’s) of impossibly romantic tendency, who first exposed me to the film in, I’d say, about 1998 [...]