March 30, 2023

L’assommoir, Zola. Revisited

Lola didn’t feel like celebrating her birthday. “23 is such a boring age” would be what she would have said. Wanting to move to Peru to work in a primary school, she felt useless in […]

A weekend in Paris

Returning to the UK with a sunburned face I look a little like an umpa lumpa who has wandered from his sun-bleached saccharin idyll to a perpetual cloudy, dark October day. In fact, if you […]